Thursday 2 July, 2020

Five more COVID-19 cases recorded locally; total now 569

Five new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded locally within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569.

This is while the recovery numbers climbed to 279, as 12 more patients were released from isolation on Wednesday.

The five new confirmed cases include four females and one male, ranging in age from 32-46 years, and are residents of Manchester, St James, the Corporate Area and St Catherine.

Of the five new confirmed positive cases, three are imported cases, including one from the group of repatriated Jamaicans who were recently processed at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, and two from the group that returned from the USA on May 13. The mode or modes of transmission for the other two cases is/are under investigation.

Jamaica now has 75 imported cases; 214 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases (25 cases are import-related, 72 are related to local transmission cases (not epidemiologically linked), 100 are contacts of employees in the workplace cluster in St Catherine, 16 are contacts of confirmed cases under investigation); 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 235 are linked to a workplace cluster, and 18 are under investigation.

Some 335 (59 per cent) of all the confirmed cases in Jamaica are females, and there are 234 (41 per cent) males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

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