Jamaica’s COVID-19 Deaths Almost at 1000

June 13, 2021

On Friday, Jamaica recorded six COVID-19 deaths, causing the tally to rise to 996. Two of the deceased were women aged 75 and 60, and two were men aged 92 and 61. Four of them were previously under investigation; they all came from the parish of St James. An 86-year-old woman from St James and a 46-year-old woman from Clarendon are the other deceased.

Another death is under investigation.

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53 new cases were reported to be people of ages ranging from nine months old to 103 years of age, increasing the total to 49,232, the number of active cases now stands at 20,499.

Among the new cases, 19 are men and 34 are women. There were 2,358 tests conducted. The positivity rate in the country now stands at 8.5%. There are 146 persons who are hospitalized, with 24 of them being moderately ill and 11 who are now critically ill.

On a positive note there were 164 more recoveries, causing an increase in the total, taking it to 27,365.

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