Jamaica recorded 157 new cases of the COVID-19 and seven virus-related deaths up to the end of the weekend, pushing the total number of confirmed cases on the island since the outbreak to 87,389 and the confirmed deaths to 2,110.
The new cases comprise 91 females and 66 males with ages ranging from 18 days to 99 years.
According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, 46 of the cases were recorded in St Catherine, 36 in Kingston and St Andrew, 18 in Clarendon, 12 in St Thomas, nine in St James, seven each in St Mary and St Elizabeth, five each in Manchester and Portland, four each in Hanover and Trelawny, and two each in St Ann and Westmoreland.
The latest deaths occurred between October 11 and October 16, 2021.
The ministry further reported 198 new recoveries, which pushed the total recoveries to 55,462. There are 29,220 active cases on the island.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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