COVID-19 Clinical Management Summary for Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NEW CASES 24 HRS OVERALL
Confirmed Cases 367 63,831
SEX CLASSIFICATION    
Females 220 36,043
Males 147 27,785
Under Investigation 0 3
AGE RANGE 18 days to 99 years 1 day to 108 years
     
PARISH CLASSIFICATION OF NEW CASES    
Clarendon 2 3,240
Hanover 25 2,048
Kingston & St. Andrew 80 16,705
Manchester 15 4,268
Portland 4 1,762
St. Ann 13 4,533
St. Catherine 28 11,768
St. Elizabeth 6 2,774
St. James 64 6,312
St. Mary 21 1,963
St. Thomas 6 2,443
Trelawny 28 2,214
Westmoreland 75 3,801
     
 COVID-19 TESTING    
Type of Tests PCR Antigen Tests from Public Facilities

 

Antigen Tests from Private Facilities TOTAL
POSITIVES Today

 

238 98 31 367
Cumulative POSITIVES

 

56,427 4,246 3,158 63,831
NEGATIVE today

 

420 All negatives are included in PCR tests 246 666
Cumulative NEGATIVES

 

305,519 167,274 472,793
TOTAL TESTS TODAY

 

658 98 277 1,033
TOTAL TESTS CUMULATIVE

 

361,946 4,246 170,432 536,624
Positivity Rate[1] 44.4%    
DEATHS IN COVID-19 POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS    
Deaths 14* 1,431
 

Coincidental Deaths

0 172
Deaths under investigation 12  133
RECOVERIES & ACTIVE CASES    
 

Recovered

33 47,876
 

Active Cases

14,128  
QUARANTINE MANAGEMENT    
Number in Facility Quarantine 4  
Number in Home Quarantine 47,487  
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT

 

   
Number Hospitalised

 

664  
Patients Moderately Ill

 

193  
Patients Severely Ill 91  
Patients Critically Ill 61  
NON-HOSPITAL ISOLATION    
Step Down Facilities 0  
State Facilities 12  
Home 13,398  
TRANSMISSION STATUS OF COVID-19 CASES    
Contact of a Confirmed Case 0 2,917
Imported 7 1,124
Local Transmission (Not Epi Linked) 0 3,061
Under Investigation 360 56,493
Workplace Cluster 0 236
           

 

*COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS: (August 21-23, 2021)

  • An 82-year-old Male from Clarendon
  • A 73-year-old Female from Clarendon
  • An 85-year-old Female from St. James
  • A 72-year-old Female from St. James
  • A 72-year-old Female from St. James
  • A 69-year-old Female from St. James
  • A 69-year-old Female from St. Ann
  • A 65-year-old Female from St. Ann
  • An 82-year-old Male from Portland
  • A 57-year-old Female from St. Catherine
  • An 86-year-old Female from Westmoreland
  • A 69-year-old Male from Westmoreland
  • A 67-year-old Female from Westmoreland
  • An 80-year-old Female from Westmoreland

 

Clinical Definitions
Moderately Ill                Require hospitalisation but do not require oxygen supplementation. (Admission may be for non-COVID-19 specific conditions.)
Severely Ill      Require hospitalisation and oxygenation support but not high dependency support (highly specialised staff and/or equipment).
Critically Ill                    Require hospitalisation, oxygenation support and highly specialized staff and/or equipment.

[1] Based on data for RT-PCR and Public Sector COVID Rapid Antigen Testing