Jamaica records highest daily COVID deaths; 821 new cases

Jamaica recorded its highest daily virus fatalities and its second highest number of infections over the past 24 hours.

The country recorded 13 deaths and 821 cases for totals of 507 and 32,728 respectively.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the new positives include 477 females and 344 males ranging from one day to 95 years old.

Those results were returned from 2,720 tests for a positivity rate of 38.3 per cent.

Among the deceased are a 56-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew; a 73-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew; an 86-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew; a 46 year old female from Kingston and St Andrew; a 50-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew; a 61-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew; a 79-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew; a 78-year-old male from St Elizabeth; a 62-year-old male from St Elizabeth; an 81-year-old female from St Thomas; a 71-year-old male from St Thomas; a 59-year-old female from St Thomas and a 26-year-old female from St Catherine

There were also 102 more recoveries, for a total of 15,473. Active cases increased to 16,513.

There are 371 hospitalisations with 29 patients in a critical state while 24 are moderately ill.