COVID-19 Update: 2 new Confirmed Cases, 1 more Recovery

The National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health & Wellness has advised that two new samples have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 598. In the meantime, one more patient has been counted among the recoveries. A total of 405 patients have recovered from COVID-19. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 67.7 %.

The two new cases are females with addresses of residence in St. Catherine. One, a 26 year old from the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and the other, a 35 year old imported case, who recently returned from New York, under Jamaica’s controlled re-entry programme. 

Jamaica now has 97 imported cases; 218 are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 20 under investigation.

Some 343 (57%) of all confirmed cases are females and 255 (43%) are males with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.

There are now 183 (30.6%) active cases currently under observation with two critically ill cases and no moderately ill case.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Total Samples Tested

14,586

New samples tested in the last 24 hours

363

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

143

Results Positive

598

Results Negative

13,954

Results Pending

34

Deceased

10

Recovered

405

Number in Facility Quarantine

42

Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

27

Persons Moderately Ill

0

Persons Critically Ill

2

Persons in Facility Isolation

90

Persons in Home Isolation

83

Persons in Transitional Facilities

7