Jamaica has now set a new one-day Covid-19 record, which was recorded on Friday afternoon with a count of 1,593 fresh cases of infection in the 24 hours up to that point.
The surprising thing is that it is now the third time in one week since a record number of Covid-19 infections have taken place, with the last occurrence being On Thursday with the count being 1,269.
Between the period of January 1st and January 6th, 6 Covid-19 fatalities have been recorded, sending the current death toll of the virus to 2,495. The new deaths include an 89-year woman from St. Mary and a 66-year-old male from St. Ann.
Where it concerns those who have recovered, 89 new persons have been recorded as such bringing the total count of persons to 66,307.
With the new additional cases, the overall Covid-19 infections have now soared to 101,056 with the Ministry of Health and Wellness stating that there was a 49.9 percent rate of positivity when last checked on Friday.
Those persons who have most recently been positively tested for the virus include 975 females and 618 males, who are reported to be between the ages of 12 and 103.
Where the parishes are concerned, Kingston & St. Andrew so far has the highest count of 453, while St. Catherine comes after with 348, St. James with 213, St. Ann with 124, Manchester with 90, Westmoreland with 69, St. Mary with 64, Trelawny with 51, Hanover with 50, Portland with 41, Clarendon with 40, St. Thomas with 28 and St. Elizabeth 22.
Currently, there are 7,229 active cases with 265 persons hospitalized, and 25 in a severe condition, 8 showing critical illness, and 68 moderately battling the virus.
Check out the graph below which shows that Jamaica is now experiencing its 4th Covid-19 wave.