Friday 10 July, 2020

Four more COVID-19 cases up to Saturday afternoon; 13 recoveries

Four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded with 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon.

This is while the country continues to see a high level of recovery from the virus, with 13 more persons discharged from care over the same 24-hour period.

Recoveries are now up to 552 or 80 per cent.

The four latest COVID-19 cases brought the total number of confirmed cases to 690 nationally.

The new cases consist of two females and two males who range in age from 24 to 38 years.

Three are non-residents who have left the island. The necessary contact tracing is now ongoing in St Ann, St James and St Catherine, where they had accommodations.

The fourth is a Jamaican of a St Ann address.

All four cases were imported, the persons having arrived on flights from the United States.

There are now 176 imported cases, while 232 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven cases are under investigation.

Some 394 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females, and 296 or 43 per cent are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years.

The island’s testing numbers are now up to 23,583, with 22,830 negatives, the 690 positives, and 63 cases pending.

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