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This is Jamaica’s highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day. The public positivity rate has not been below 40% since August 20, which was nine days ago. Hospitalizations are still well over 700 patients, with growing numbers of patients becoming sicker.

Jamaica COVID-19 Updates for Aug 28, 2021 (posted Aug 29, 2021)

New Cases: 929

New Deaths: 21

New Recoveries: 67

New Tests: 2669

Active Cases: 16,648

New Public Test: 1922

Public Testing Positivity: 43.5%

New Private Tests: 637

Private Testing Positivity: 7%

Total Figures: 

Total Cases: 66,663

Total Deaths: 1,504

Total Recoveries: 48,095

Hospitalizations: 

Hospitalized: 723

Moderately: 190

Severely: 88

Critically: 67

Hospitalizations: Jamaica has set a new record on the number of hospitalized patients, which has now surpassed 700 patients. The number of hospitalized patients surpassed 600 just 3 days ago. Please get vaccinated if you are able to do so.

New Cases By Parish:

1. KSA (132 new cases)

2. Manchester (123)

3. St. Catherine (105)

4. St. James (103)

5. Westmoreland (93)

6. St. Ann (85)

7. St. Elizabeth (79)

8. Hanover (59)

9. St. Thomas (48)

10. Clarendon (46)

11. Trelawny (39)

12. St. Mary (15)

13. Portland (2)

Source Ministry of Health and Wellness

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