The country continues to record double-digit increases in COVID-19 numbers.

Yesterday there were 181 new cases of the virus.

825 samples were tested, representing a positivity rate of 19.3 percent.

That’s according to the Health Ministry’s latest update.

The number of confirmed positive cases now stands at 52,322.

Meanwhile, three more Covid-19 deaths were recorded in the update.

The deceased include 2 from Kingston and St. Andrew and a single death in St. Catherine.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 1, 182.

The number of active cases stands at 3, 871.

In the meantime, recoveries in the latest update stand at 19.

This brings the number of recoveries to 46, 911.

141 persons have been hospitalized, 33 are moderately ill and 23 are critical.