Jamaica records 11 more Covid-19 related deaths and 74 new cases

by June 17th, 2021

Eleven more persons have died from Covid-19, pushing the death tally to 1,023.

Nine of the deceased were from St. James.

Their deaths were previously classified as being under investigation.

The other two deceased were from St. Ann and St. Mary.

The deceased are 7 males and 4 females with ages ranging from 20 to 86.

Meantime, 74 more persons tested positive for Covid-19, pushing the country’s case count to 49,503.

Of the new cases, 36 are females and 38 are males, with an age range of 7 to 95 years.

A breakdown by parish shows, that Kingston and St. Andrew had the highest number of cases with 21 and St. Ann followed with 14.

Westmoreland and Hanover had 8 each, St. Catherine had 6, St. Mary 5, St. James and St. Thomas 4, Clarendon 2, and Manchester and St. Elizabeth had 1case.

Trelawny and Portland recorded no new case.

The positivity rate is 10 per cent.

Meantime, 126 persons are hospitalized with 18 patients moderately ill and 10 critically ill.

128 more persons have recovered from Covid-19, pushing total recoveries to 28,182.

There are 19,928 active cases.