Saturday 26 September, 2020

Jamaica records four new COVID-19 cases

Jamaica has recorded four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours while recoveries remain at 553 or 78.8 per cent, the health ministry announced Tuesday evening.

The new positives – which bring to 702 the total number of COVID-19 cases on the island – consist of two males and two females, who range in age from 25 to 43 years. All are imported cases, having arrived on flights from the United States, the ministry said.

At this time, there are 187 imported cases; 233 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine and seven are under investigation.

Some 400 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females and 302 or 43 per cent are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years. 

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