56 new COVID cases, six more deaths

October 20, 2021

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 56 new COVID-19 cases from 701 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 87,723 with 29,050 being active.

The country's positivity rate is currently 11.7%.

Of the new cases, 32 are women and 24 are men with ages ranging from eight months to 96 years.

Meanwhile, six more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,129. 

The deaths which occurred between September 30 - October 18 include two women from St Catherine, aged 75 and 76 and a 61-year-old. The other deceased are a 59-year-old woman from St James, an 88-year-old woman from Clarendon and a 55-year-old man from St Thomas. 

In the meantime, there were 119 more recoveries, bringing that total to 55,946.

Some 356 persons are in hospital with 66 being moderately ill, 51 severley ill and 24 critically ill.

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