Friday 14 August, 2020

Seven more COVID-19 cases recorded

Jamaica has recorded seven new COVID-19 cases and four additional recoveries within the last 24 hours into Saturday afternoon.

 The island now has a total of 728 confirmed positive cases and 569 recoveries.

There are 139 or 19 per cent active cases currently under observation, including one moderately ill person. There is no critically ill person at present, while 10 persons have repatriated.

The seven new cases recorded within the last 24 hours into Saturday afternoon consist of three males and four females, with ages ranging from 12 to 62 years. All are imported cases, with addresses in St Catherine (three), the Corporate Area (two), St James (one) and St Elizabeth (one).

There have been 213 imported cases, while 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 cases are under investigation.

The total number of confirmed cases are comprised of 411 or 56.5 per cent females and 317 or 43.5 per cent males, with their ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

Testing numbers have moved to 26,002 within the last 24 hours into Saturday afternoon. In addition to the 728 positive cases, there have been 25,213 negative results, and 61 samples are pending.

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