Wednesday 12 August, 2020

One new COVID-19 case and eight more recoveries

Jamaica has recorded one new COVID-19 case and eight more recoveries over the last 24 hours into Monday afternoon.

This brings to 759 the total number of positive cases on record, and 628 the total number of recoveries.

The newly confirmed case is a 69-year-old female of a Corporate Area address.

It is an imported case, with the individual having come into the island on a flight from the United States.

There are now 241 imported cases; 236 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and seven cases under investigation.

Some 427 or 56 per cent of the confirmed cases are females, and 332 or 44 per cent are males, collectively ranging in age from two months to 87 years.

Of the 759 confirmed cases to date, in addition to the 628 or 82.7 per cent confirmed recoveries, 20 or 2.6 per cent were repatriated to their countries of origin, and 10 persons or 1.3 per cent have died.

There are currently 101 or 13.3 per cent active cases under observation, with no case either moderately or critically ill at present.

COVID-19 testing numbers are now up to 28,453, including 27,633 negatives and 61 pending, in addition to the 759 positives.

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