173 new COVID cases, 20 more deaths
Jamaica on Thursday recorded 173 new COVID-19 cases from 1,537 samples tested, increasing total confirmed cases to 87,970 with 28,959 being active.
The country's positivity rate is currently 15.7%.
Of the new cases, 79 are men and 92 are women with ages ranging from seven months to 90 years.
Meanwhile, 20 more Jamaicans have died as a result of COVID-19, pushing the death tally to 2,153.
Seventeen of the fatalities occurred in the parish of Hanover between August 23 to October 19, they include nine men, two aged 92, two aged 56, the others aged 80, 76, 74, 72, and one aged 79 whose death was previously under investigation, and eight women aged 91, 83, 75, 54, 50, 49, 47 and 44.
The other deceased are two men aged 78 and 76 from St Mary and a 91-year-old man from Portland.
In the meantime, there were 165 more recoveries, bringing that total to 56,271.
Some 339 persons are in hospital with 88 being moderately ill, 33 severley ill and 23 critically ill.
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