Sunday 24 May, 2020

Five more confirmed COVID-19 cases; total now 534

Another 10 Jamaicans have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing recovery numbers to 181 and pushing the island’s recovery rate to 34 per cent in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths remain at nine or 1.7 per cent, even as there are no seriously ill persons with Covid-19 at this time.

Also in the last 24 hours, five additional persons have tested positive for the virus, putting the total number of confirmed positives cases at 534.

The five new cases are comprised of three males and two females.

Two of the five cases are from Kingston and St Andrew, one from Portland, one from St Mary, and another whose address is being ascertained.

Two of the newly confirmed cases are from the group of repatriated Jamaican citizens who arrived from the United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 7. The remaining three cases are under investigation.

There are now:

 52 imported cases;

 234 that are related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine;

 206 that are contacts of confirmed cases;

 26 that are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; and

 16 that are under investigation.

Some 319 or 60 per cent of the confirmed cases are females and 215 or 40 per cent are males. They continue to range in age from two months to 87 years.

The island’s total testing numbers now stand at 9,178. Of that 9,178, in addition to the 534 positives, there are 8,572 negatives and 72 are pending.

 

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