The Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported 26 new deaths associated with COVID-19. This brings overall deaths since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica to 1,619.
There were also 687 new confirmed cases on Saturday, pushing the overall tally to 71,344.
St. Elizabeth accounted for the highest number of deaths in the new report, with nine. Westmoreland and the Corporate Area had four each, and St. Catherine three.
The ministry noted that five of the deaths were previously under investigation.
It added that two of those previously under investigation occurred in November and December 2020.
The other deaths occurred during the period August 2 to September 3, 2021.
The latest positivity rate is 41.2 percent.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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