COVID-19 Update: 2 New Imported Cases, 54 more Recoveries

Two Jamaican males, ages 39 and 40 are the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica. These two bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 659.

The two new cases are imported, having arrived in the island recently from Dallas, Texas, USA. One is of a Clarendon address, while the other has an address of residence in Trelawny.

Also in the last 24 hours, the island has seen a record number of recoveries with 54 more patients recovered and released from isolation. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 78.3% with a total of 516 patients recovered and released from care.

The new cases bring to 155 the number of imported cases, while 222 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked and 236 are related to a workplace cluster. There are also seven cases under investigation.

Some 380 (58%) of all confirmed cases are females and 279 (42%) are males. They range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

There are now 133 (20.2%) active cases under observation with one critically ill and one moderately ill patient.

 

Clinical Management Update as at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Total Samples Tested

20,434

New samples tested in the last 24 hours

274

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

3

Results Positive

659

Results Negative

19,715

Results Pending

60

Deceased

10

Recovered

516

Number in Facility Quarantine

299

Number in Home Quarantine

1,827

Number in Hospital

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

17

Persons Moderately Ill

1

Persons Critically Ill

1

Persons in Facility Isolation

12

Persons in Home Isolation

104

Persons in Transitional Facilities

0