Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Another COVID-19 death plus 56 new cases within 24 hours

Within the last 24 hours into Friday afternoon, another COVID-19-related death has been recorded in Jamaica.

The deceased is an imported case, a 69-year-old female from Manchester.

The total death from COVID-19 is now at 16.

At the same time, the country recorded 56 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. These bring the total cases on record for the island to 1,346.

Recoveries remain at 788 (a 61.1 per cent recovery rate).

Of the newly confirmed cases, there are 19 males and 37 females, with ages ranging from six to 89 years.

Nine of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; five are local transmission not epidemiologically linked; two are imported, arriving on flights from the United States and the United Kingdom; and 40 cases are under investigation.

The new cases were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew (21), St Thomas (17), St Catherine (11), Clarendon (four), Manchester (two) and St Ann (one). 

Seven moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients are among the 471 (35 per cent) active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

Seventy-one of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin. 

Some 28,865 persons of interest are quarantined at home, while eight remain quarantined at a Government facility.

Jamaica now has 433 imported cases; 435 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 125 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and 117 cases are under investigation.

Some 729 (54 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females and 617 (46 per cent) are males. The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 89 years.

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