Eight new COVID-19 cases; three recoveries
Jamaica recorded eight new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours into Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases locally to 678
This is while three additional patients have recovered from the virus and have been released from care within the same 24-hour period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 521 (a 76.8 per cent recovery rate).
The newly-confirmed cases consist of seven males and one female, with ages ranging from 10 to 51 years.
Three cases are imported, with two arriving on flights from the USA, and one from Canada.
The five remaining cases are import-related from cases arriving from the USA recently.
The new cases have addresses of residence in St James (three), the Corporate Area (four), and St Elizabeth (one).
Jamaica now has 167 imported cases; 229 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 cares are under investigation.
Some 386 (57 per cent) of all the confirmed cases are females and 292 (43 per cent) are males.
The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.
There are now 147 (21.7 per cent) active cases under observation, with no critically or moderately ill patient numbered among them.