Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dunstan Bryan has confirmed that all major hospitals are at or significantly above capacity, with COVID-19 cases.
He has warned that the situation is becoming more dire.
The Ministry is now recalling hospital staff who are on vacation.
In a press release Sunday night (Auguat 8), the health ministry also said regional health authorities have been asked to revise their leave rosters to ensure adequate staff coverage for the anticipated further increase in hospitalisations.
Mr Bryan disclosed that the Savanna-la-Mar, Mandeville and Spanish Town hospitals are the worst affected hospitals.
The health ministry has also said the current strain on hospitals is likely to adveresly affect their ability to carry out elective or non-emergency procedures.
On Sunday the health ministry reported 379 new COVID-19 infections and a positivity rate of 37.8 per cent.