Saturday 26 September, 2020

11 more COVID-19 cases recorded in Jamaica

Jamaica now has a record of 853 COVID-19 cases following the addition of 11 new confirmed positives within the last 24 hours into Monday afternoon.

The new cases consist of seven females and four males aged 22 to 68 years with addresses in the Corporate Area, (two), St Catherine (two), St Ann (two), St

James (two), St Mary (one), Trelawny (one) and Westmoreland (one).

Ten of the cases were imported, and one is under investigation.

At present there are 318 imported cases; 246 that are contacts of confirmed cases;

44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and nine are under investigation.

Some 482 (57 per cent) of the confirmed cases are females, and 371 (43 per cent) are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

Of the 853 confirmed cases to date, 714 (83.7 per cent) have recovered, while 45 (5.3 per cent) were repatriated to their countries of origin, and 10 (1.2 per cent) have died.

There are currently 84 (9.9 per cent) active cases under observation, including three moderately ill persons.

There is no critically ill case at present.

Testing numbers reached 36,795 with the same 24-hour period, including 35,877 negatives, the 853 positives and 65 cases pending.

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