Saturday 8 August, 2020

Five more COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The number of COVID-19 cases on record for Jamaica increased by five within the last 24 hours into Thursday afternoon.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 821.

Additionally, one more patient has been numbered among the recovered and released, bringing total recoveries to 711 (86.6 per cent rate).

Four of the newly confirmed cases are classified as imported, and the fifth is under investigation.

The cases consist of two females and three males, aged 25 to 63 years. Three are non-Jamaicans staying in St James (two) and St Ann (one), while two are Jamaicans living in St Mary and St Elizabeth.

There are now 64 (7.8 per cent) active cases under observation in Jamaica, while 36 cases have been repatriated to their countries of origin.

There are two moderately ill patients, but none who are critically ill at present.

Some 17,869 persons of interest are quarantined at home, while four remain in quarantine at Government facilities.

Jamaica now has 288 imported cases; 247 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and six cases are under investigation.

Some 463 (56 per cent) of all confirmed cases are females and 358 (44 per cent) are males. The overall age of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

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