Jamaica continues to see increases in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have surpassed the 300 mark.
316 new COVID-19 cases recorded yesterday (August 9) have pushed the country’s case count to 55, 456.
Of the new cases, 169 are females and 147 are males.
They range in age from 49 days to 106 years.
Westmoreland recorded the highest number of cases with 86, followed by Kingston and St. Andrew with 65.
The positivity rate is 35.3%
Meanwhile, 10 more COVID-19 related deaths have pushed the country’s death toll to 1,241.
The deceased are 7 females and 3 males, ranging in age from 44 to 91 years.
They lived in the parishes of Hanover, St. Elizabeth, Manchester, St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew.
The Health and Wellness Ministry says 302 persons are in hospital, among them are 33 who are critically ill and 73 who are moderately ill.
35 more persons have recovered, pushing that tally to 47, 305.
6, 543 cases are active.