The country’s Covid-19 positivity rate has risen to 16.1 percent, after recording single digits for several weeks, according to the Health Ministry’s latest update.

In the update, 653 samples were tested.

Of that number, 122 confirmed positive cases were recorded.

This brings the number of confirmed cases to 51,404.

The majority of the cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew with 33 new cases.

Meanwhile, five new deaths were recorded in the update.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths on the island to 1,163

The number of active cases now stands at 3,136.

In the meantime, recoveries in the latest update stand at 27.

This brings the number of recoveries to 46,751.

111 persons have been hospitalized, 28 are moderately ill and 11 are critical.