For the first time in months, the island’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen below the acceptable threshold.

The acceptable threshold for the rate of infection is 5%.

In the latest update from the Ministry of Health, Jamaica recorded 43 cases.

The Health Ministry says 946 samples were tested.

This represents a positivity rate of 4.5%.

According to the Health Ministry, the 43 cases brings the total number of cases to 13411.

Majority of the cases are from Manchester which recorded 11 cases.

St. Ann, St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew recorded six cases each.

There were five cases in St. Mary.

Clarendon recorded three cases, while Trelawny had 2.

A single case was recorded in Hanover, St. Elizabeth, St. James and St. Thomas.

There were no cases in Westmoreland and Portland.

Meanwhile, one person has died from the virus in the latest update.

The deceased is a 69-year-old male from St. Elizabeth.

The single fatality brings the nation’s COVID-19 death toll to 307.

In the meantime, recoveries in the latest update stand at 70.

This brings recoveries to 11,323.

Ninety-two people are hospitalised, 9 are moderately ill and 6 are critical.