Monday 21 September, 2020

No new coronavirus case in 24 hours; recoveries up to 449

Jamaica recorded no new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last 24 hours, with the total number of confirmed cases for the island remaining at 621.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness made the revelation Tuesday evening.

The ministry also revealed that 19 more patients have recovered and have been released from care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 449. The island’s recovery rate is now 72.3 per cent.

There are 120 imported cases with 219 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases related to a workplace cluster, and seven cases under investigation, the ministry said.

Of the 621 total confirmed cases, 358 (57.7 per cent) are females and 263 (42.3 per cent) are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years.

Two critically ill patients are among the 162 (26.1 per cent) active cases under observation. There are no moderately ill patients at this time.

The island’s parish health departments are currently following some 763 close contacts of confirmed cases, while 181 patients remain in isolation; six persons-of-interest are in government quarantine and 1,195 in home quarantine.

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