Jamaica records 62 more COVID-19 cases and 1 more COVID-19 death

by July 20th, 2021

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting one additional COVID-19 related death, pushing the death toll to 1, 158.


The deceased is an 87-year-old female from St. Catherine.


Meantime, 62 new cases have pushed the country’s case count to

51, 282.


Of the new cases 36 are females and 26 are males, with an age range of 2 to 95 years.


A breakdown by parish shows that St. Ann recorded the highest number of cases with 19, followed by Westmoreland with 12;


St. James 11 cases, St. Catherine 7 cases, Kingston and St. Andrew had 4 cases, Manchester with 3 cases, Trelawny and Hanover had 2 cases each and St. Thomas and Clarendon 1 case.


St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and Portland recorded no new case.


The positivity rate is 6.5%.


Twenty-nine more persons have recovered pushing the tally to 46, 724


There are 3, 046 active cases.


One hundred persons are in hospital, among them are twenty-five who are moderately ill and eleven who are critically ill.