COVID-19 Update: 10 More Recoveries, Two New Cases

In the last 24 hours, 10 more patients have recovered and have been released from isolation. This increase brings the cumulative number of recoveries to 724 (84.8% recovery rate). In the meantime, two new cases have been confirmed, bringing the island’s record of total confirmed cases to 855.

The newly confirmed cases consist of two females aged 16 and 56 years with addresses in St. Mary and St. Ann respectively.  One case is imported and the other is currently under investigation.

There are now 75 (8.8%) active cases under observation, including two moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill cases at this time, while 46 (5.4%) cases were repatriated to their countries of origin

Under quarantine orders at home are some 19,985 persons of interest, while five remain quarantined at government facilities. The parish health departments are currently following 403 close contacts of confirmed cases.

Jamaica’s total cases consist of 319 imported cases; 246 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and 10 are under investigation.

Some 484 (57%) of the confirmed cases are females and 371 (43%) are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.


Clinical Management Summary as at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Total Samples Tested 37,210
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 415
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 3
Results Positive 855
Results Negative 36,288
Results Pending 67
Deceased 10
Recovered 724
Number in Facility Quarantine 5
Number in Home Quarantine 19,985
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

Persons Moderately Ill 2
Persons Critically Ill 0
Persons in Facility Isolation 1
Persons in Home Isolation 67
Persons in Transitional Facilities 2
Persons Repatriated 46