Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Another 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases push the tally over 1,000

Jamaica recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours into Saturday afternoon, bringing the total number of positive cases for the island to 1,003.

Recoveries are at 745 or 74.3 per cent, while there are 190 or 18.9 per cent active cases, including six moderately ill persons.

Some 55 or 5.5 per cent of cases have returned to their country of origin, while 13 or 1.3 per cent have died.

Ten of the 16 newly confirmed cases are females, and six are males, with ages ranging from 12 to 42 years.

Nine are imported cases with addresses in St James, Kingston and St Andrew, St Ann and St Mary.

Two are contacts of confirmed cases, one with a Clarendon address and the other a St James address.

Five are under investigation. Of those five cases, four are of addresses in Kingston and St Andrew and one in Westmoreland.

At present, there are 373 imported cases; 298 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 68 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and 28 cases are under investigation.

Some 560 or 56 per cent of the total confirmed cases are females, and 443 or 44 per cent are males. Their ages range from two months to 88 years.

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