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Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 24


Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 23, 2021 (posted Aug 24, 2021)

New Cases: 752

New Deaths: 15

New Recoveries: 56

New Tests: 1751

Active Cases: 13,820

New Public Test: 1,383

Public Testing Positivity: 48.7%

New Private Tests: 215

Private Testing Positivity: 1.9%

Total Figures: 

Total Cases: 63,464

Total Deaths: 1,417

Total Recoveries: 47,843

Hospitalizations: 

Hospitalized: 589

Moderately: 179

Severely: 90

Critically: 59

Hospitalizations: For the first time, hospitalizations have surpassed 600 patients. The number of hospitalizations surpassed a record 500 patients just 5 days ago. These are the highest number of moderately, severely and critically ill patients as well.

New Cases By Parish:

1. St. Catherine (126 new cases)

2. KSA (113)

3. St. Ann, St. James (70)

4. Westmoreland (68)

5. St. Thomas (55)

6. Trelawny (46)

7. St. Elizabeth (45)

8. Clarendon (44)

9. Manchester (41)

10. Hanover (39)

11. Portland (22)

12. St. Mary (13)

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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