Wednesday 27 May, 2020

COVID-19: Confirmed cases now up to 58

The National Influenza Centre has advised that within the last 24 hours, three samples have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) locally. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58.

The new cases are: 

•            A 41-year-old female from St Ann with no travel history. Her mode of transmission is under investigation.

•            A 52-year-old male from Portland with a travel history from Brazil.

•            A 41-year-old female from Clarendon with a travel history from New York, USA.

There are now 30 imported cases of coronavirus locally, 22 import-related cases, and six cases are under investigation.

Some 53 per cent of the confirmed cases are male, while 47 per cent are female. The average age of the confirmed cases is 50.4 years, while the ages range from 12 to 87 years.

In the meantime, an eighth patient has recovered from the virus, and has been released from hospital, while five patients are awaiting a second test before being released from isolation.

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