According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Jamaica reported 130 new cases of COVID-19 and three fatalities on this Tuesday. This caused the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to rise up to 137,396, in addition to pushing up the death toll.
There were 70 women and 60 men among the new patients, with ages ranging from two years to 88 years. Kingston and St Andrew reported 62 cases, St James 34, Westmoreland 12, St Catherine 10, Hanover 6, St Ann 3, Manchester 1, St Thomas 1, and Trelawny also reported 1 case.
Meanwhile, the most recent fatalities include a 76-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew who died in May, 2022, a 53-year-old man from St Catherine who had succumbed in 2021, and a 92-year-old woman whose death was previously listed as undetermined.
On the brighter side, the country had 104 new recoveries, bringing the total to 87,157. The current round of testing showed a 13.3 percent positivity rate. Two individuals are in critical condition and have been hospitalized. On the island, there are a total of 4,056 verified active cases.