Saturday 8 August, 2020

One more COVID-19 case locally

Jamaica has recorded one new case of COVID-19 within the last 24 hours into Wednesday afternoon.

This brings to 856 the total number of confirmed positives for the island.

The new case, which has been classified as imported, is of an adult female from Clarendon.

There are now 321 imported cases; 246 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases that are related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and nine cases under investigation.

Some 485 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females, and 371 or 43 per cent are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

Of the 856 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date, 724 or 84.8 per cent have recovered, 46 or 5.4 per cent were repatriated, and 10 or 1.2 per cent have died.

There are 76 (8.8 per cent) active cases currently under observation, including two moderately ill persons.

There is no critically ill case at present.

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