Monday 28 September, 2020

Jamaica records 34 more recoveries from COVID-19; two new cases

Another 34 persons have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries on the island to 356.

At the same time, Jamaica has confirmed an additional two cases of COVID-19, pushing the total to 590 since March 10.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the update in the House of Representatives Tuesday evening. His announcement of the new recoveries was met with applause by Members of Parliament present in the chamber.

The prime minister noted that the recovery rate is now up to 60 per cent with recoveries now outstripping the number of active cases.

One of the new cases is a male, age 69, from St Catherine. The other is a female, age 23, also from St Catherine, the health ministry has revealed. Both cases are related to the Alorica call centre workplace cluster in St Catherine.

They bring to 235 the number of persons linked to a workplace cluster and to 217 the contacts of confirmed cases.


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