For the first time in about 4-months, the number of people in Jamaica who’re hospitalised due to COVID-19 is below the 200 mark.
Figures released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday show that 189 COVID-19 patients are currently admitted to hospital.
That’s a decrease from the approximately 450 people who were hospitalised in late February this year.
The last time COVID-19 admissions in Jamaica were below 200 was on February 11 when 198 people were admitted to hospital.
The figures released by the Ministry yesterday also reflect a decline in people moderately ill and those critically ill.
Seven people are currently moderately ill, while 17 are critically ill.
The numbers released by the Health Ministry yesterday reveal that on Saturday, Jamaica record 120 new cases of COVID-19.
1739 people were tested.
This means the country’s positivity rate yesterday was 9.8-percent.
The latest figures show that 3-more people died from complications after they contracted COVID-19.
120 people were also recorded as having recovered from the virus.