Five new COVID-19 cases recorded locally
Jamaica recorded five new COVID-19 cases and two more recoveries within the last 24 hours up to Tuesday afternoon.
The total number of confirmed cases is now at 670, while recoveries are up to 518 or 77.3 per cent.
The new cases consist of two males and three females, with ages ranging from 15 to 61 years.
They are of addresses in St Catherine and the Corporate Area.
All five cases are imported, with the individuals having arrived on flights from the United States.
They bring to 164, the number of imported cases. In addition, there are 224 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and seven cases under investigation.
Some 385 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females, and 285 or 43 per cent are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years.
Testing numbers are now up to 21,658 following the testing of 379 new samples within the last day up to Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to the 670 positives cases, there are 20,926 negatives and 62 pending cases.