136 new COVID cases, seven more deaths

October 28, 2021

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded 136 new COVID-19 cases from 1,470 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 88,666 with 28,498 being active.

The country's positivity rate is currently 14.9%.

Of the new cases, 49 are men and 87 are women with ages ranging from one year to 103 years.

Meanwhile, seven more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,199. 

Five of the fatalities which occurred between August 5 to October 26 were in the parish of Westmoreland, they include, four men aged 82, 74, 72 and 21, and a 76-year-old woman.

The other deceased are, a 66-year-old man from Portland, a 59-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth, and a 96-year-old man from St. Ann.

In the meantime, there were 180 more recoveries, bringing that total to 57,362.

Some 317 persons are in hospital with 65 being moderately ill, 29 severley ill and 20 critically ill.

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