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Seven people die from COVID-19 as 332 new cases confirmed

COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Jamaica pushing the country's death toll to 443.
 
The cases comprise a 56-year-old man from St. James, a 64-year-old man who resided in Westmoreland and an 85-year-old woman who lived in St. Thomas.
 
The others are a 32-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man from Kingston as well as a 68-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman from St. Catherine.
 
Another death is being investigated by the Ministry of Health.
 
Jamaica also confirmed 332 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday from 1,479 samples tested.
 
This represents a positivity rate of 22.4 per cent. 
 
The country's case count has increased to 24,776.
 
 
Active cases pass 10,000 
 
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Jamaica has increased to 10,092.
 
This is up from 9,911 on Wednesday.
 
Hospitalisations are down by five at 270.
 
Twenty-three of the cases are critically ill.
 
 


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