Monday 13 July, 2020

Seven more COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 575

Within the last 24 hours, 619 new samples were tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19), with seven samples returning positive results.

Jamaica now has a total of 575 confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the discovery of a positive test result that had been counted twice.

In the meantime, recoveries have increased by five, to now total 289 patients who have been released from isolation. The island now has a recovery rate of 50.3 per cent.

The seven new cases are imported cases from the repatriated Jamaicans who came into the island recently, and consist of five cruise ship workers processed in Falmouth, and two deportees. All are males, with ages ranging from 25 to 58 years.

Two have addresses in Portland and one each from the Corporate Area, St Thomas, St Catherine, Clarendon and St Mary.

Jamaica now has 82 imported cases; 215 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 234 linked to a workplace cluster, and 17 under investigation.

Some 334 (58 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females, and 241 (42 per cent) are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

There are currently 277 (48.2 per cent) active cases, with two critically ill patients.

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