COVID-19: 100 additional cases and 10 new deaths, Jamaica

By Rumi Samuel Published on May 22, 2021
COVID-19: 100 additional cases and 10 new deaths, Jamaica

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reports that Jamaica has recorded 10 more COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 902.

The Ministry notes that the COVID-19 deaths in Manchester occurred between February and May.

Meanwhile, there were 100 new cases with ages ranging from one to 92 years, pushing 47,672 with 22,766 being active.

Kingston and St Andrew account for most of the new cases with 22, followed by St James with 21 and St Catherine with 16.

The country's positivity rate stands at 10.1%.

In the meantime, there were 113 new recoveries, pushing the total to 23,643.

A total of 1,565 tests were conducted.

Some 180 persons are in hospital, with 42 being moderately ill and 13 critically ill.

Seven persons are in a government quarantine, while 26,442 are at home.

Of the new infections, 53 are women, 44 are men, and three cases are under investigation.

Rumi Samuel

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