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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, while Jamaica records 191 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more COVID-19 deaths

by August 2nd, 2021

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to increase.

 

The Health and Wellness Ministry says 204 patients are in hospital.

 

Of that figure, 49 are moderately ill, and 26 are critically ill.

 

Meanwhile, 39 more persons have recovered from COVID-19, pushing total recoveries to 47, 040.

 

There are 4,826 active cases.

 

The Ministry is also reporting 191 new COVID-19 cases.

 

The country’s case count is now 53, 428.

 

Of the new cases, 104 are females and 87 are males, with an age range of 3 months to 94 years.

 

The positivity rate is 26.4%.

 

A breakdown by parish shows that Westmoreland recorded the highest number of cases with 45, and St. James followed with 39.

 

Kingston and St. Andrew recorded 31 cases, St. Ann 16, Manchester 15, Hanover 12, St. Mary 10, Trelawny 6, St. Thomas, St. Catherine and Clarendon had 5 each, and Portland 2.

 

St. Elizabeth recorded no new case.

 

Meanwhile, four more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing that death tally to 1,200.

 

The deceased are an 84-year-old male and a 54-year-old female from Westmoreland, an 83-year-old female from Kingston and St. Andrew, and a 73-year-old male from Hanover.

 

The Health Ministry says one more death is now under investigation.

 

 

 

 

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