COVID-19 Update: 13 More Recoveries; Two New Cases Recorded

The last 24 hours have seen an increase of 13 patients being released from COVID-19 isolation. The cumulative number of patients now recovered and released stands at 539 (78.6% Recovery rate). Jamaica also recorded two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing that total to 686.

The two new cases are females, ages 29 and 87 years old with addresses of residence in Kingston & St. Andrew. One case is imported from the USA, while other is a contact of prior imported case (import-related).

Jamaica now has 172 imported cases; 232 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and seven under investigation.

Some 392 (57%) of all confirmed cases are females and 294 (43%) are males. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 2 months to 87 years.

There are now 137 (19.9%) active cases under observation with no critically or moderately ill patient.


Clinical Management Update as at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020

Total Samples Tested  23,331
New samples tested in the last 24 hours 619
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 16
Results Positive 686
Results Negative 22,578
Results Pending 67
Deceased 10
Recovered 539
Number in Facility Quarantine   43
Number in Home Quarantine 2,961
Number in Hospital

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

Persons in Facility Isolation 16
Persons in Transitional Facilities 4
Persons in Home Isolation 105
Persons Moderately Ill 0
Persons Critically Ill 0