Ten more COVID-19 related deaths

Jamaica has recorded 10 additional deaths associated with COVID-19. This has pushed the death count since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica to 1,834.

Six of the deceased were from Kingston, two from St. Ann and one each from the neighbouring parishes of St. Mary and Portland.

The deaths occurred from September 18 to September 24.

According to the latest release from the Ministry of Health & Wellness, there were also 429 more COVID-19 infections on Saturday.

This came from from a total of 1,793 samples, resulting in a positivity rate of 27. 2 per cent, which is down from 31. 8 per cent Friday.

The number of positive cases since the start of the pandemic in Jamaica now stands at 82, 778.

In hospital

The number of COVID-19 patients has gone up by ten to 648.

Among them, 124 are deemed moderately ill, while 102 have been listed as severely ill and 43 patients critically ill.

St. Catherine recorded the largest number of new infections, with 93, followed by the Corporate Area with 82.

Portland and Clarendon recorded  53 and 52 positive cases  respectively.

St. Ann, St. James, Trelawny. St. Mary and St. Manchester had 31,  28, 21, 18, and 17 cases in that order,

Westmoreland with 11 cases, Hanover, five, and St. Thomas, four complete the parish-by-parish summary of new infections.

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