74 new COVID cases, four more deaths

October 21, 2021

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded 74 new COVID-19 cases from 870 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 87,797 with 28,959 being active.

The country's positivity rate is currently 11.9%.

Of the new cases, 38 are men and 36 are women with ages ranging from three months to 87 years.

Meanwhile, four more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,133. 

The deaths which occurred between October 17 - 19 include:

- an 89-year-old man from Manchester

- a 76-year-old man from St. Catherine

- a 74-year-old woman from St. Mary

- a 72-year-old man from St. Ann

In the meantime, there were 160 more recoveries, bringing that total to 56,106.

Some 360 persons are in hospital with 67 being moderately ill, 39 severley ill and 23 critically ill.

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