492 COVID cases, 11 more deaths

September 16, 2021

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded 492 new COVID-19 cases from 1,564 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 77,989 with 25,334 being active.

This brings the country's positivity rate to 33.7%.

Of the new cases, 280 are women and 206 are men with ages ranging from 27 days to 97 years.

Meanwhile, 11 more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 1,768. 

The deaths which occurred between September 6-13 include:

- a 65 year-old-man from Kingston & St. Andrew

- a 60 year-old-man from St. Thomas

- an 80-year-old man from St. Ann

- a 70-year-old man from St. Ann

- a 56-year-old woman from Portland

- a 60-year-old woman from St. Catherine

- a 50-year-old man from St. Catherine

- a 70-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth

- a 75-year-old man from St. Elizabeth

- a 75-year-old man from St. Elizabeth

- a 74-year-old woman from St. Elizabeth

In the meantime, there were 144 more recoveries, bringing that total to 50,361.

Some 726 persons are in hospital with 176 being moderately ill, 94 severley ill and 52 critically ill.

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