Monday 21 September, 2020

Five more COVID-19 cases recorded in Jamaica

Five new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Jamaica within the last 24 hours into Sunday afternoon.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Jamaica to 842.

Over the same 24-hour period, three more patients have been declared recovered and have been released from isolation.

The total recoveries for the island now stand at 714 (84.9 per cent rate).

The five new cases were all imported from the United States and consist of three males and two females. They range in age from 24 to 61 years.

Three are non-Jamaicans staying in St James (two) and Hanover (one). The other two are Jamaicans with addresses of residence in St James and Clarendon.

Jamaica now has 76 (9.0 per cent) active cases under observation, with three moderately ill patients. There is no critically ill patient at present, and some 42 cases have repatriated to their countries of origin. 

Under quarantine orders are some 19,683 persons of interest at home, while three remain in quarantine at a Government facility.

Jamaica’s record of COVID-19 cases includes 308 imported cases; 247 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven cases are under investigation.

Some 475 (56 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females, and 367 (44 per cent) are males.

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

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