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Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 17, 2021


August 17, 2021 | Zhane Squire |

Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 16, 2021 (posted Aug 17, 2021)

New Cases: 630

New Deaths: 9

New Recoveries: 60

New Tests: 1972

Active Cases: 9858

New Public Test: 1,398

Public Testing Positivity: 46.1%

New Private Tests: 464

Private Testing Positivity: 0.4%

Total Figures: 

Total Cases: 59,088

Total Deaths: 1,320

Total Recoveries: 47,540

Hospitalizations: 

Hospitalized: 478

Moderately: 112

Critically: 35

New Cases By Parish:

1. KSA (90 new cases)

2. Westmoreland (88)

3. St. James (71)

4. Hanover (64)

5. Manchester (62)

6. St. Ann (55)

7. Clarendon (40)

8. Trelawny, St. Mary (34)

9. St. Catherine (32)

10. St. Elizabeth (24)

11. St. Thomas (22)

12. Portland (14)

Jamaica COVID-19 Vaccination Update:
(as of Aug 8, 2021)

Total First Doses: 240,472
Total Second Doses: 131,554

Approximately 6.8% of the target population (1.925M) has been fully vaccinated, while 12.5% has received the first dose of the vaccine.

Source Ministry of Health and Wellness 

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