Jamaica records 5 more COVID-19 deaths and 61 new cases

by June 18th, 2021

Jamaica recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,028.

 

Three of the deaths are from St. James and were classified as being previously under investigation.

 

The other two deaths are from St. Catherine. The deceased had an age range of 53 to 87 years.

 

Meantime, 61 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the country’s case count to 49,564.

 

Of the new cases, 30 are females and 31 are males, with an age range of 2 to 80 years.

 

A breakdown by parish shows that Kingston and St. Andrew recorded the highest number of cases with 17 and St. Catherine followed with 13.

 

Clarendon had 7, Hanover had 6, St. Elizabeth 5, St. James and St. Mary had 4 each, Westmoreland had 3, Manchester and St. Ann had 1 case each.

 

Portland, St. Thomas and Trelawny recorded no new case.

 

The positivity rate is 6.9%.

 

127 persons are hospitalized, with 21 patients moderately ill and 9 critically ill.

 

151 more persons have recovered from COVID-19, pushing total recoveries to 28,333.

 

There are 19, 836 active cases.