No new COVID-19 case within last 24 hours
For a fourth day since the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case was recorded on March 10, Jamaica has no new case of the virus.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases therefore remains at 591.
There are 368 Jamaicans who have recovered from COVID-19, with seven new additions within the last 24 hours. That puts the island’s recovery rate at 62.3 per cent.
There are now 92 imported cases, made up of:
25 cases prior to March 22, 2020;
Eight cases between March 23 and March 29, 2020;
One medical emergency on April 16, 2020;
34 cases from cruise ships under the Controlled Re-entry Programme;
15 cases from flights returning from the UK under the Controlled Re-entry
Nine cases from flights returning from the US, also under the Controlled Re-entry Programme.
217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases;
27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked;
235 are linked to a workplace cluster; and
20 are under investigation.
Gender and Age Breakdown
340 or 58 per cent of the confirmed cases are females; and
251 or 42 per cent are males.
They range in age from two months to 87 years.
Of the 591 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date:
368 have recovered (62.3 per cent recovered), and 10 (1.7 per cent) persons have died.
To date, 10 persons have been considered moderately ill and 14 persons critically ill. Of note, there are now two critically ill cases and no moderately ill cases.
There are 213 (36 per cent) active cases now under observation.
Controlled Re-entry Programme
Since April 29, 2020 there have been 2,320 entries.
All have been tested.
58 have tested positive to date.
Testing and Surveillance
The island’s testing numbers are up to 13,813.
199 samples were tested within the last 24 hours – two of them repeat samples.
Of the 13,813 tests done to date, 591 have returned positive results, while 13,190 have returned negative results, and 32 results are pending.