4.4 COVID positivity rate; 41 new cases, 8 more deaths 

Jamaica’s COVID-19 positivity rate fell below the global benchmark of five per cent, with a 4.4 per cent rate being reported for Monday. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is also reporting that the island recorded 41 new COVID-19 cases over a 24 hour period up to Monday afternoon. 

Eight COVID-19 deaths that occurred from August 2021 to February 21, were also recorded on Monday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,795.

An 87-year-old woman from Hanover is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities.

There were 166 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 75,445.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 127,706.

Notably, the 4.4 per cent positivity rate was based on the samples tested on Monday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 25 are females and 16 are males, with ages ranging from one to 82 years.

The case count was made up of St Catherine (nine), St James (nine), Westmoreland (eight), St Ann (six), Clarendon (three), Kingston and St Andrew (two), Hanover (two), Portland (one), and Trelawny (one).

There are 39 moderately ill patients, 18 severely ill patients and six critically ill patients among 1,101 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 182 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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