Thursday 13 August, 2020

Eight new COVID-19 cases; five more recoveries

Eight new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 24 hours into Thursday afternoon.

The island now has 715 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

In the meantime, five more patients have recovered, and have been released from care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 560 (a 78.3 per cent recovery rate).

The new cases are all imported and consist of six Jamaicans with addresses of residence in St Ann (one), the Corporate Area (four) and St Catherine (one). The other two are non-Jamaicans staying in St Ann. Four of the new cases are males, and four are females, with overall ages ranging from 21 to 60 years.

Jamaica currently has 136 (19 per cent) active cases under observation, with one moderately ill patient. There is no critically ill patient, while nine cases have been repatriated to their country of origin.

There are now 200 imported cases; 233 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases are relate to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven cases are under investigation.

Some 405 (57 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females, and 310 (43 per cent) males.

The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

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