99 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday; no death recorded

Jamaica’s coronavirus infection cases have increased, with 99 new cases recorded over a period of 24 hours up to Tuesday afternoon.

This was 61 more cases than the 38 which were recorded on Monday.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, no coronavirus related death was reported on Tuesday.

However, the separate death of a COVID-19 patient is under investigation.

There were 134 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 64,434

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 92,226.

Notably, the island recorded a 6.8 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Tuesday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 54 are males and 45 are females, with ages ranging from four to 89 years.

The case count was made up of St James (33), Kingston and St Andrew (24), Westmoreland (18), St Ann (16), St Catherine (three), St Mary (two), Hanover (one), Portland (one), and Trelawny (one).

There are 23 moderately ill patients, 12 severely ill patients and one critically ill patients among 428 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 96 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.

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