Friday 3 July, 2020

COVID-19 recovery rate now at 64.7 per cent; 4 more confirmed cases

Jamaica now has a 64.7 per cent recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19), with 17 new recoveries over the last 24 hours.

This pushed to 385, the number of persons who have now recovered from COVID-19 locally, and who have been released from isolation.

At the same time, four more persons have tested positive for the virus over the same 24-hour period, pushing the total number of confirmed cases on the island to 595.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, gave the update during a virtual COVID-19 press briefing from Jamaica House on Friday.

He said the four new cases are imported ones and are among the Jamaicans who were recently repatriated aboard cruise ships. They include three males and one female, with ages ranging from 35–46 years. Three of the persons are from St Ann, while the other is from Trelawny.

Jamaica now has 96 imported cases, 217 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases, 27 locally transmitted cases not epidemiologically linked, 235 cases linked to call centre company, Alorica, and 20 cases that are under investigation.

Some 341 or 57 per cent of all confirmed cases are females, and 254 or 43 per cent are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

There are 200 cases that are active, which collectively represent 34 per cent of the overall number. Two persons are critically ill, while 10 persons have died from the disease.

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