The number of COVID-19 deaths in Jamaica has now hit the 2,000 mark.

This follows the death of 5 more people from COVID-19 complications.

The deceased who are between 43 and 79 years old, resided in the parishes of Trelawny, St. Thomas, St. Catherine St. Ann and Kingston and St. Andrew.

Meanwhile, in the latest update 221 newly confirmed cases were recorded.

The total number of positive cases on the island now stands at 86, 126.

One thousand 8-hundred and 2 samples were tested.

This represents a positivity rate of just over 17-per cent.

The number of active cases stands at 29, 245.

In the meantime, for the fourth consecutive day, Jamaica’s COVID hospitalization numbers have been below the 500 mark.

Admissions since last week Wednesday have also been below the number that was recorded at the peak of the second wave between December and March.

At the peak of the second wave in March, hospitalizations stood at 477.

Over the last four days, hospitalizations have been below that number.

Last Wednesday, 460 people were in hospital with COVID-19.

On Thursday it stood at 462 but dropped to 415 by Friday.

Saturday’s admission numbers stood at 429.

Ninety were moderately ill, 53 severely ill and 30 in critical condition.

There were 200 recoveries.