Jamaica’s COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 900

Jamaica’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to over 900.

In a report, the Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 10 deaths related to the virus, increasing the number of mortalities to 902.  

Eight of the deaths were in Manchester while St. James and Kingston each recorded one case.

Five more deaths are being investigated by the ministry.

There were 100 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday from 932 samples.

The positivity rate is 10.1 per cent.

The overall case count has increased to 47,672.

However, active cases declined to 22,766 from 22,793 on Tuesday.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased by 28 to 180.  

Thirteen of them are critically ill.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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