Friday 4 December, 2020

10th COVID-19 death recorded locally

Jamaica has recorded the 10th coronavirus (COVID-19) related death. The deceased patient is an 87-year-old female from the Corporate Area.

At the same time, five more recoveries have been tallied over the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation, to 361. The country’s recovery rate now moves to 61 per cent.

In the meantime, one new sample has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 591. The new sample is an imported case of a 27-year-old female of a St James address, who worked with the Adventure of the Seas Cruise Line and recently returned to the island.

Jamaica now has 92 imported cases; 217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 235 cases linked to a workplace cluster, and 20 cases under investigation.

Some 340 (58 per cent) of all confirmed cases are females, and 251 (42 per cent) are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

There are now 220 (37 per cent) active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill and one critically ill patient among the cases. A total of 169 persons of interest remain in quarantine at a Government facility.

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