The country’s Covid-19 positivity rate stands at just over 16%. That’s according to the health ministry’s latest update.

The ministry is reporting a positivity rate of 16.2% per cent. It follows the testing of 437 samples, of which 71 returned positive results.

The majority of the positivity cases recorded were in Kingston and St. Andrew, which recorded 20 cases, St. Catherine recorded 13 cases and Kingston and St. Ann recorded nine.

Seventy-one cases are under investigation. Three-hundred and eighty-five people remain in home quarantine.

Two new deaths have been reported. A 53-year-old man from Kingston and St. Andrew and a 64-year-old female from Kingston and St. Andrew. Both deaths occurred in September.

One hundred and sixteen recoveries have been reported. The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 has risen to 102, 26 are moderately ill, seven are severely ill, while two are considered critical.

More than 96% of those hospitalised are unvaccinated.