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Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for August 16, 2021


August 16, 2021 | Zhane Squire |

This has been Jamaica’s highest positivity rate since the beginning of the pandemic.

This is also the highest number of hospitalized patients, and moderately ill patients at one given time.

Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 15, 2021 (posted Aug 16, 2021)

New Cases: 513

New Deaths: 11

New Recoveries: 42

New Tests: 1856

Active Cases: 9,297

New Public Test: 956

Public Testing Positivity: 46.1%

New Private Tests: 122

Private Testing Positivity: 3.3%

Total Figures: 

Total Cases: 58,458

Total Deaths: 1,311

Total Recoveries: 47,480

Hospitalizations: 

Hospitalized: 443

Moderately: 107

Critically: 46

New Cases By Parish:

1. St. Catherine (134 new cases)

2. KSA (94)

3. Westmoreland (93)

4. St. James (54)

5. St. Ann (47)

6. Trelawny, Hanover, Manchester (17)

7. Clarendon (10)

8. St. Mary (7)

9. Portland, St. Thomas (1)

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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