Nine more people have died from COVID-19 over the last 24-hours bringing the country’s death toll to 160.

Three deaths are currently under investigation.

That’s according to the Ministry and Health’s latest COVID-19 Clinical Management Summary.

The deceased are a 66-year-old male from Kingston and St. Andrew, a 44-year-old female also from Kingston and St. Andrew, an 87-year-old female from St. Thomas, a 63 year old female from St. Catherine, a 70 year old male from St. Elizabeth, an 82-year old female from St. Elizabeth, a 92-year old male from Manchester, a 75-year old male from St. Ann and a 64-year old female from St. Ann.

The Ministry has also confirmed 78 cases in the latest test results.

Four hundred and 54 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of cases to 8, 067.

According to the Ministry’s latest advisory for October 15, majority of the cases are from Kingston and St. Andrew.

Fifty six cases were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew.

This is followed by St. Ann with five cases.

St. James recorded four cases, while Clarendon, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Trelawny and Westmoreland all recorded two cases.

There were only single cases in Hanover, Portland and St. Elizabeth while Manchester and St. Mary had no cases.

The Ministry says 50 more people have recovered bringing recoveries to 3-thousand four hundred and eighty one.

There’re 4-thousand and 3 hundred and twenty active cases.

In the meantime, 194 people are being hospitalized, 47 are moderately ill and 18 are critical.