Friday 10 July, 2020

Six new COVID-19 cases; total now 696

Jamaica added six new cases of COVID-19 to its tally, making the total number of confirmed cases now 696 over the last 24-hour period up to Sunday afternoon.

The number of recovered patients remained unchanged within the same 24-hour period, at 552, with the individuals being released from isolation. The recovery rate now stands at 79.3 per cent.

The new cases consist of three females and three males with ages ranging from 22 to 71 years.

Five of the cases are imported, with the individuals having arrived on flights from the United States, while one is a contact of an imported case (import-related).

Four cases are Jamaicans with addresses of residence in Manchester (two), Westmoreland (one) and St James (one). The other two cases are non-Jamaicans staying in Westmoreland and Hanover.

Jamaica now has 131 (18.8 per cent) active cases under observation, with no critically or moderately ill patient numbered among them.

The 696 cases consist of 181 imported cases; 233 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 397 (57%) of all the confirmed cases are females, and 299 (43 per cent) are males. The overall confirmed cases range in age from two months to 87 years.

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