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Jamaica records COVID-19 positivity rate of 46.1% the highest rate since the start of the pandemic

by August 16th, 2021

 

Jamaica has recorded a COVID-19 positivity rate of 46.1% – the highest rate since the start of the pandemic.

 

This, as 513 more people have tested positive for the virus, pushing the country’s case count to 58,458.

 

Of the new cases, 306 are females and 207 are males.

 

They range in age from 33 days to 96 years.

 

St. Catherine recorded the highest number of cases with 134 and Kingston and St. Andrew followed with 94 cases.

 

Westmoreland had 93, St. James 54, St. Ann 47, St. Elizabeth 21, Hanover, Manchester and Trelawny had 17 each, Clarendon 10, St. Mary 7, and St. Thomas and Portland each had 1 case.

 

Meantime, 11 more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 1,311.

 

The deceased range in age from 31 to 86 years.

 

Hospitalizations continue to climb, with 443 patients in hospital. 107 of them are moderately ill and 46 are critically ill.

 

42 more persons have recovered from the virus, pushing total recoveries to 47,480.

 

There are 9,297 active cases.

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