Saturday 4 July, 2020

No new COVID-19 case in 24 hours; recoveries up to 284

For the third time in two weeks, Jamaica has recorded no new positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island over a 24-hour period. This while recoveries rose by five to 284.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness made the revelation in a news release on Thursday.

The island now has a 49.9 per cent recovery rate while the number of confirmed cases remain at 569, the ministry said. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is comprised of:

- 75 imported cases;

- 215 that are contacts of confirmed cases;

- 27 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked;

- 235 linked to a workplace cluster; and

-  17 under investigation.

Some 335 or 59 per cent of the 569 confirmed cases are females and 234 or 41 per cent are males. Their ages range from two months to 87 years.

Jamaica has done a total of 11,460 tests for COVID-19. In addition to the 569 positive results, there have been 10,858 negatives and 33 are pending, the ministry said.

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