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COVID-19 hospitalisations up again; five more die

The number of patients in hospital with the coronavirus has again increased, with the Ministry of Health & Wellness reporting that 760 patients are being treated, up from 708 on Thursday.
 
Fifty-seven are in critical condition, while 94 are severely ill.
 
On Friday, 537 new cases of the respiratory illness were confirmed, pushing the tally to 79,127.
 
The new cases came from 1,303 samples, for a  positivity rate  37.7 per cent.
 
Five deaths occurred over the two days - September 15 and 16.
 
Three of these deaths were recorded in St Catherine and two in St Ann.
 
                             
 


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