Friday 10 July, 2020

Six more confirmed COVID-19 cases; five additional recoveries

Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 cases and five additional recoveries within the last 24 hours up to Thursday afternoon.

This brings to 684 the total number of confirmed positive cases locally, and to 526 the number of recoveries.

The new cases are comprised of two males and four females, with ages ranging from six to 35 years. They are from Westmoreland (two), St James (one), the Corporate Area (one), Hanover (one), and Trelawny (one).

Four of the cases are imported, the persons having arrived on flights from the United States.

The other two cases are contacts of a confirmed case.

Of the 684 confirmed cases, there are 231 contacts of confirmed cases; 171 imported; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St Catherine; and seven cases are under investigation.

Some 390 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females, and 294 or 43 per cent are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years.

Island-wide, the testing number has moved up to 22,712, with 21,965 negatives, the 684 positives, and 63 case results pending.covid

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