17 COVID deaths reported in latest clinical summary

May 16, 2021

Nine persons from the parish of Manchester are among seventeen Jamaicans who have been reported in the Ministry of Health's latest clinical summary, as having died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the tally to 860.

According to the Health Ministry the deaths occured between Janaury 18- May 14.

Of the nine deaths from Manchester, seven of them are men, two aged 89, two aged 83, and the others aged 80, 41 and 40, and two women aged 81 and 64.

The other deceased include: two women from Trelawny aged 80 and 60, a 71-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman from St. James, a 65-year-old man from Portland, a 73-year-old man from St. Thomas, a 75-year-old woman from Kingston and St.Andrew and a 71-year-old woman from Clarendon.

One more fatality is under investigation, moving that figure to 134.

Meanwhile, there were 86 new cases with ages ranging from one year to 90 years, pushing the total to 47,319 with 22,986 being active.

Of the new cases, 52 are women and 34 are men.

St Ann accounts for most of the new infections with 21, followed by St Catherine with 17 and Kingston and St Andrew with 9.

A total of 1,383 tests were conducted.

The country's positivity rate stands at 12.1%.

In the meantime, there were 111 more recoveries, increasing the total to 23,124.

Some 181 persons are in hospital with 62 being moderately ill and 24 critically ill.

Six persons are in government quarantine, while 25,212 are at home.

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