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21 more people die from COVID-19 in Jamaica

Another 21 people have died from COVID-19 in Jamaica, pushing the death toll to 1,757.
 
Manchester recorded most of the deaths with seven, followed by St. Ann with four. Three deaths were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew, while Westmoreland and St. Catherine each had two.
 
The other deaths occurred in St. Mary, St. Elizabeth and Portland, which each had one.
 
The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred during the period August 30 to September 13.
 
Four more deaths are being investigated.
 
There are 760 people hospitalised with COVID-19 - a decline from 805 on Monday.
 
Some 124 patients are severely ill, while 53 are in critical condition.
 
Jamaica recorded a 43.4 per cent positivity rate after 510 coronavirus cases were confirmed on Tuesday from 1,092 samples.
 
The country's case count has increased to 77,497.
 


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