Four more die as 346 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed

Four more patients died from Covid-19 in Jamaica on Friday, taking the country's death toll from the disease to 417.

Friday also saw another huge number of confirmed cases, with 346 testing positive. That brings the number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 22,817.

The Ministry of Health& Wellness, in its latest statistical release on the pandemic today, said the four persons who died on Friday were from Kingston & St Andrew, and St James.

Their ages range from 62 to 87 years.

The number of patients hospitalised remains at 228. Twenty of them are critically ill, while 22 are moderately ill.

Friday’s 346 confirmed cases came from a sample of 861. This represents a daily positivity rate of 40 per cent.

All parishes recorded new cases, with Kingston & St Andrew registering 145, followed by St Catherine 56 and St James 54. 

Manchester recorded 26 new cases, Clarendon, 18, and Westmoreland, 13.

All other parishes had sing-digit increases: seven in Hanover, six in Portland, five in Trelawny, and four each in St. Thomas, St. Mary, and St. Ann. 

There are now 8,863 active cases.

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