Thursday 26 November, 2020

Two new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica; 10 more recoveries

Jamaica recorded two new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last 24 hours, while 10 more patients recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The two new cases bring the island’s total confirmed infections to 855. The cumulative number of recoveries is now 724 (84.8 per cent recovery rate). 

The newly confirmed cases consist of two females aged 16 and 56 years with addresses in St Mary and St Ann respectively.  One case is imported and the other is currently under investigation.

There are now 75 (8.8 per cent) active cases under observation, including two moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill cases at this time, while 46 (5.4 per cent) cases were repatriated to their countries of origin.

Under quarantine orders at home are some 19,985 persons of interest, while five remain quarantined at government facilities. The parish health departments are currently following 403 close contacts of confirmed cases.

Jamaica’s total cases consist of 319 imported cases; 246 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and 10 are under investigation.

Some 484 (57 per cent) of the confirmed cases are females and 371 (43 per cent) are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.

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