Tag: covid-19


COVID-19 Cases Climb In Jamaica

Jamaica’s daily COVID-19 case count has passed 400. The Ministry of Health has reported that 433 cases were confirmed from 4,336 samples on Sunday. This resulted in a positivity rate of 34 percent. Ninety-five patients are in the hospital. Three are critically ill. At the same time, five more COVID-19-related deaths were confirmed. The fatalities occurred during the period from […]


COVID-19 Positivity Rate Rise To 37.9 Percent In Jamaica

The infections were confirmed from 2,688 samples, resulting in a positivity rate of 37.9 percent. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have declined by four to 74. Two of the patients are severely ill and one is in critical condition. Three more COVID-19-related deaths have been confirmed. The deaths – two in St. Catherine and one in Westmoreland – occurred in August last […]


Gov’t Monitoring 5th Wave Of COVID-19 – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the country and will take appropriate action if required. “Clearly, if our monitoring shows that we need to take certain preventative actions, we will very quickly and very rapidly mobilize. We have never demobilized; we are still prepared and ready to act,” […]


COVID-19 Raises Its Ugly Head In Jamaica Again

Jamaica recorded 147 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday from 2,196 samples. The positivity rate is now 17.6 percent. Hospitalizations have increased to 79. Two more deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed, increasing the death toll to 3,013. The fatalities occurred in St. Catherine during the period from February to April last year. Another death is being investigated by the Ministry of […]


Jamaica’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps To 23.8%

Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased to 23.8 percent amid the presence of the highly transmissible Omicron BA.2 variant. The Ministry of Health says 89 COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Monday from 2,216 samples. Hospitalizations from the virus have reached 37, up from 28 on Sunday. One of the patients is severely ill while two are in critical condition. Two […]


PAHO Continues To Partner With Member States To Boost Take-Up Of Vaccines

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues to partner with member countries having low COVID-19 immunization coverage, to boost the take-up of vaccines. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that there are adequate doses available “to meet demand everywhere in our region”, says the organization has been collaborating with stakeholders in planning and implementing national vaccine delivery strategies. “We […]


Oil Prices Declined At The End Of The Week

This was driven by the prospect of higher interest rates, weaker global growth, and COVID-19 lockdowns in China. These factors could hurt demand, even as the European Union weighs a ban on Russian oil. Brent crude was down $1.48 at $106.85 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures declined $1.51 to $102.27 per barrel. Support The Readers Bureau Buy […]


COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down In Jamaica

Two more people have died in Jamaica from COVID-19, increasing the death toll to 2,919. The deceased is a 67-year-old woman from St. James and a 71-year-old man from Clarendon. Fifteen COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Tuesday from 1,800 samples. This resulted in a positivity rate of 2.3 percent. COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined to 14. One of the patients is […]


West Indies Championship Resumes On May 18

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the West Indies Championship 2022 will resume on Wednesday, May 18. CWI unveiled the match schedule for the final three rounds of the four-day first-class red ball tournament for the six professional regional franchises. The first and second rounds were played in February ahead of the Apex Test Series which concluded yesterday with West Indies beating England […]


UK Hits Record COVID-19 Levels; Nearly 5 Million Infected

LONDON — The prevalence of COVID-19 in the U.K. has reached record levels, with about 1 in 13 people estimated to be infected with the virus in the past week, according to the latest figures from Britain’s official statistics agency. Some 4.9 million people were estimated to have the coronavirus in the week ending March 26, up from 4.3 million recorded […]