COVID-19 Update: 116 new cases identified in Jamaica

In the last 24 hours, 116 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in Jamaica. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the island is now 1,529. Additionally, two more patients have recovered and have been released from care, bringing the total recoveries to 819. (54.2% recovery rate),

Of the 116 newly confirmed cases, there were 48 males and 68 females, with ages ranging from 17 years to 85 years. The cases were recorded in Kingston and St. Andrew (51), St. Thomas (10), St. Catherine (37), Clarendon (7), St. Elizabeth (1), Hanover (1), St. Ann (2), St Mary (2), Manchester (4), Westmoreland (1).

Five of one hundred and sixteen new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; one was imported from the United Kingdom; and 110 cases are under investigation.

Jamaica now has 622 (40.7%) active cases being monitored, with four critically ill and four are moderately ill at this time. 71 cases (4.6%) have returned to their countries of origin.

At this time there are 435 imported cases; 453 cases are contacts of confirmed cases, 236 cases are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, 125 are local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked), and 280 cases are under investigation.

Some 834 (55%), of the confirmed cases are females and there are 695 (45%) males; while the ages of all confirmed cases range from 2 months to 89 years.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020

Total Samples Tested

53,390

New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

888

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

9

Results Positive

1,529

Results Negative

51,751

Results Pending

110

Deceased

16

Recovered

819

Number in Facility Quarantine

15

Number in Home Quarantine

29,640

Number Hospitalised

45

Persons in Facility Isolation

58

Persons in Home Isolation

514

Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation)

6

Persons Moderately Ill

4

Persons Critically Ill

4