Jamaica has recorded nine more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,646.
The deceased are:
* A 51-year-old male from Hanover
* A 83-year-old woman from St Catherine
* A 62-year-old woman from St Catherine
* A 74-year-old female from St Catherine
* A 82-year-old male from Westmoreland
* A 93-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew
* An 73-year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew
* A 74-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew
* A 46-year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew
The Ministry of Health says the deaths occurred between September 4 and September 5.
Meanwhile, there were 837 new cases with ages ranging from 25 days to 99 years, pushing the total to 72,824 with 21,671 being active.
Of the new cases, 479 are women and 358 are men.
COVID parish breakdown:
* St Ann – 147
* Kingston and St Andrew – 126
* St Catherine – 123
* St James – 104
* Westmoreland -73
* Manchester – 61
* Trelawny – 48
* Clarendon – 45
* Hanover – 42
* St Mary – 35
* Portland – 23
* St Elizabeth – 7
* St Thomas – 3
A total of 3,895 tests were conducted.
The country’s positivity rate stands at 28.4%.
In the meantime, there were 124 more recoveries, increasing the total to 49,045.
Some 755 persons are in hospital with 156 being moderately ill, 115 severely ill, and 48 critically ill.
One person is in government quarantine, while 48,376 are at home.