Saturday 4 July, 2020

21 more recoveries from COVID-19, with five more confirmed cases

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (file photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (file photo)

An additional 21 persons have fully recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been released from isolation.

This means the number of persons who have fully recovered from the coronavirus now stands at 311. It also means that for the first time, the number of persons who have recovered from the respiratory disease is more than the number of active cases.

At the same time, the country recorded five new cases of COVID-19 within the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 586.

Two of the active cases are listed as being critically ill, and nine persons have died since Jamaica recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 10.

The update was presented by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday afternoon as he reported on the steps being taken by the Government, including policy shifts, to manage the COVID-19 crisis amid a planned gradual return to normalcy economic activities within the society, within the changed health protocol in respect of the pandemic.

Holness was speaking at a digital press conference at Jamaica House.

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