Jamaica records 5 more COVID-19 deaths and 39 more cases

by May 11th, 2021

Five more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing the country’s death toll to 814.


The deceased are a 62-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew and four persons from Trelawny- 3 males aged 78, 75, and 60 and one 17-year-old female.


Meantime, 39 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the case count to 46,821.


Of the new cases, 23 are females and 16 are males, with an age range of 1 to 88 years.


A breakdown by parish shows that St. Ann recorded the highest number of cases with 10.


Kingston and St. Andrew had 9, Westmoreland 7, St. Mary 6, Manchester, St. Catherine and St. James had 2 each, and St. Thomas had 1 case.


Clarendon, Portland, St. Elizabeth, Hanover, and Trelawny recorded no new case.


The Health Ministry recorded a positivity rate of 3.3 percent.


There are 172 COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 12 patients critically ill and 7 moderately ill.


122 more persons have recovered from COVID-19, pushing total recoveries to 22, 517.


There are  23,147 active cases.