Roots FM News:

Jamaica now has 13, 203 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after recording 154 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours.

No new COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed, but two deaths were reported under investigation.

According to the ministry, the new cases consist of 84 males and 69 females, with ages ranging from nine months to 98 years. The sex of one case was reported under investigation.

Westmoreland was the most affected parish, recording 28 of the new cases, while Kingston and St Andrew and Manchester both recorded 24 cases. The remaining cases were recorded in St Catherine (21), St James (17), Clarendon (12), Trelawny (seven), 6 each in St Ann and St Elizabeth, Hanover (five), St Mary (two), and Portland and St Thomas one each.

The ministry said three of the new cases were imported, nine are contacts of confirmed cases, and the other 142 are under investigation.

Of the 1,766 active cases, 1,671 are in home isolation and 18 in state facilities. 84 COVID patients are hospitalized with 10 being moderately ill and8 critically ill.

The country also recorded 140 recoveries, pushing the total number of recoveries to 10,973.



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