Jamaica reported 15 additional COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, pushing the country’s death toll from the coronavirus closer to the two thousand mark.
The fatalities occurred during the period October 4 to 7, according to the Ministry of Health & Wellness.
Five of the deceased were from Kingston & Andrew, three from St Catherine, four from St Elizabeth and one each from St Thomas, Portland and St Ann.
There have been 1,995 deaths from the respiratory illness have been confirmed in Jamaica to date.
The health authorities also confirmed 225 new cases of the virus on Friday from 1,156 samples. That’s a positivity rate of 18.6 percent.
So far, 85,905 cases of the respiratory illness have been confirmed in Jamaica.
There are currently 415 patients in hospital, of whom 34 are in critical condition, while 55 are deemed severely ill