COVID-19 Update: 2 New Imported Cases Recorded

Confirmed Cases reach 617

Jamaica recorded two new imported cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total confirmed cases in the island to 617.   At the same time, total recoveries remain at 420 (68.1%).

The new imported cases are a 35 year old male of a St. James address and a 61 year old female of a Kingston & St. Andrew address. Both are returned to Jamaica recently from Florida, USA.

Jamaica now has 116 imported cases; 219 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 7 under investigation.

Some 356 (57.7%) of all confirmed cases are females and 261 (42.3%) are males, with ages ranging from two months to 87 years.

Two critically ill patients are among the 187 (30.3%) active cases currently under observation. There are no moderately ill cases at this time.

With 189 patients in isolation, seven persons-of-interest in government quarantine and 1,499 in home quarantine, the island’s health departments are currently following 854 close contacts of confirmed cases.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020

Total Samples Tested  16,492
New samples tested in the last 24 hours 345
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 237
Results Positive 617
Results Negative 15,829
Results Pending 46
Deceased 10
Recovered 420
Number in Facility Quarantine  7
Home Quarantine 1,499
Persons in Hospitalised Isolation

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

32
Persons Moderately Ill 0
Persons Critically Ill 2
Persons in Facility Isolation 53
Persons in Home Isolation 101
Persons in Transitional Facilities 3