Friday 14 August, 2020

Six more COVID-19 cases, all imported

Jamaica now has 721 confirmed COVID-19 cases on record following six new positive samples within the last 24 hours into Friday afternoon.

At the same time, five more patients have recovered and have been released from care, bringing that total to 565 (a 78.4 per cent recovery rate).

All six new cases are imported, the individuals having arrived on flights from the United States.

Four are males and two are females, all with ages ranging from 15 to 40 years.

Five are non-Jamaicans staying in Westmoreland (three), St James (one) and the Corporate Area (one) and one is a Jamaican from the Corporate Area.

Jamaica currently has 137 (19 per cent) active cases under observation, with one moderately ill patient. There is no critically ill patient, while nine cases (1.2 per cent) have been repatriated to their country of origin.

Among the 721 cases that have been recorded in Jamaica, 206 are imported cases; 233 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven cases are under investigation.

Females account for 66 per cent (407) of all the confirmed cases, and the remaining 44 per cent (314) are males.

The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

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