Friday 10 July, 2020

13 more COVID-19 recoveries; two new cases

The last 24 hours up to Friday afternoon have seen an increase of 13 patients being released from COVID-19 isolation.

The total number of patients now recovered and released stands at 539 (a 78.6 per cent recovery rate).

The country also recorded two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing that total to 686.

The two new cases are females, aged 29 and 87 years, with addresses in the Corporate Area.

One case is imported, from the USA, while the other is a contact of a prior imported case.

Jamaica now has 172 imported cases; 232 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven under investigation.

Some 392 (57 per cent) of all confirmed cases are females, and 294 (43 per cent) are males.

The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

There are now 137 (19.9 per cent) active cases under observation, with no critically or moderately ill patient numbered among them.

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