Jamaica Shows 1.6 Percent COVID-19 Positivity Rate

Jamaica is now reporting a low positivity rate in its COVID-19 testing.

On Tuesday, the island reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and no virus-related deaths in the 24-hour period.

This brings the total number of cases recorded on the island since the start of the pandemic to 128,079. The death toll stands at 2,814.

Of the newly reported cases, there were 14 females and 12 males with ages ranging from six days to 86 years.

The cases were recorded in St James (11), Kingston and St Andrew (four), Hanover (three), Manchester (two), St Catherine (two), Clarendon (one), Portland (one), St Ann (one), and Westmoreland (one).

Meanwhile, one death was reported under investigation.

According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the country also recorded 323 new recoveries bringing the total number of recoveries to 77,593.

The positivity rate in the latest round of testing was 1.6 percent.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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