Saturday 19 September, 2020

16 more COVID-19 cases up to Tuesday afternoon; eight recoveries also

Jamaica recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours into Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed positive results for the island to 1,047.

Also within the 24-hour period, there have been eight additional recoveries. The total number of recoveries for the island is now at 753 or 71.9 per cent.

The country is currently managing 219 or 21 per cent active cases, including four moderately ill patients.

There is no critically ill patient at present.

Some 61 cases or 5.8 per cent have returned to their countries of origin, while 14 or 1.3 per cent have died.

Nine of the 16 newly confirmed cases are males, and seven are females, with ages ranging from 19 to 84 years.

Four of the new cases are of addresses in St James, three of which are imported, having recently arrived in the island on flights from the Dominican Republic.

The other case is under investigation

Two of the new cases reside in Clarendon, one of whom is a contact of a confirmed case, while the other is under investigation.

Three of the new cases are from St Catherine, and are under investigation.

Seven of the new cases have addresses in Kingston and St Andrew, and are under investigation.

Up to Tuesday afternoon there were 385 imported cases; 314 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; 75 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, and 37 cases are under investigation.

Some 581 or 55 per cent of the total number of confirmed cases are females, and 466 or 45 per cent are males. They range in age from two months to 88 years.

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