19 more COVID deaths reported, 14 recorded in Hanover

October 13, 2021


Jamaica on Tuesday recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases from 683 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 86,507 with 29,143 being active.

The country's positivity rate is currently 8.8%.

Of the new cases, 28 are women and 23 are men with ages ranging from six years to 100 years.

Meanwhile, 19 more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,053. 

Fourteen of the deaths reported occurred in the parish of Hanover between July 31 - October 10 they include: seven men, aged 84, 65, 53, 52, 43 and two aged 68, and seven women aged 93, 85, 69, 68, 57, 54 and 45.

The other deceased are: a 69-year-old woman from St.Ann, an 88-year-old man from St. Ann, a 34-year-old woman from St. James, a 72-year-old man from St. Catherine  and an 86-year-old woman from St. Catherine.

In the meantime, there were 150 more recoveries, bringing that total to 54,719.

Some 415 persons are in hospital with 105 being moderately ill, 51 severley ill and 31 critically ill.

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