754 new COVID infections, 10 more deaths recorded Monday 

Jamaica recorded 754 new COVID-19 cases over 24 hours up to Monday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Ten COVID-19 deaths that occurred from March 2021 to January 2022, were recorded on Monday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,609.

A 96-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew is among the latest recorded COVID fatalities.

There were 88 recoveries on the day, bringing that tally to 68,551.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 121,436.

Notably, the island recorded a 46 per cent positivity rate based on the samples that were tested on Monday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 461 are females and 293 are males, with ages ranging from 42 days to 99 years.

The case count was made up of Kingston and St Andrew (187), St Catherine (136), St James (76), St Elizabeth (71), Trelawny (81), Westmoreland (48), Clarendon (44), Manchester (44), St Mary (39), Hanover (33), St Thomas (32), St Elizabeth (28), and Portland (24).

There are 117 moderately ill patients, 60 severely ill patients and 24 critically ill patients among 13,004 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 559 patients are now hospitalised locally.

Among those isolated in public hospitals, the health ministry said 326 people are unvaccinated, six are partially vaccinated, and 43 people are fully vaccinated.

The ministry said “the COVID-19 vaccination status was available for 375 patients or 51 per cent of the 734 patients isolated for COVID-19 [confirmed or suspected] in public hospitals on January 24.”