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47 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; three new deaths  

Jamaica’s daily COVID-19 infections plummeted to double figures, with 47 cases recorded over 24 hours up to Monday afternoon.

According to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, three COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Monday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,246.

The deceased are a 67-year-old male from Hanover; a 77-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew; and an 86-year-old male from St Ann.

The separate death of a COVID-19 patient is under investigation by health officials.

There were 176 recoveries on the day, bringing the overall tally to 58,267.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 89,170.

Notably, Jamaica recorded a positivity rate of 7.7 per cent, based on the samples tested on Monday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 26 are females and 21 are males, with ages ranging from 42 days to 96 years.

The case count was made of Kingston and St Andrew (11), St James (seven), St Catherine (six), Westmoreland (six), Hanover (five), Trelawny (five), Manchester (three), St Mary (two), St Elizabeth (one), and Clarendon (one).

There are 48 moderately ill patients, 27 severely ill patients and 12 critically ill patients among the 28,036 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 236 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.