Thursday 13 August, 2020

Five more new, imported COVID-19 cases; two recoveries

The island now has on record 707 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This follows the confirmation of five new samples that have tested positive within the last 24 hours into Wednesday afternoon.

In the meantime, two additional COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been released from care, bringing that total to 555 (a 78.5 per cent Recovery Rate).

All five new cases are imported, the individuals having arrived on flights from the United States.

They consist of four males and one female, with ages ranging from 31 to 56 years.

Three are Jamaicans from the Corporate Area (two) and St Catherine. The other two are visitors staying in St James.

One moderately ill patient is among the 134 (18.9 per cent) active cases now under observation. There is no critically ill COVID-19 patient at present.

Jamaica’s 707 cases consist of 192 imported cases; 233 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven cases under investigation.

Some 401 (57 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females, and 306 (43 per cent) are males. The confirmed cases range in age from two months to 87 years.

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