COVID-19 Update: 28 More Recoveries, Two New Cases

Jamaica recorded two new confirmed COVID-19 cases today. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 765. At the same time, 28 more patients have recovered and have been released from care. This brings the total recoveries to 675. (88.2% Recovery rate).

The newly confirmed cases are both imported cases – 2 males aged 24 and 40 years.  Both cases were in St. James, one was a tourist, who has since repatriated and the other a Jamaican resident.

There are now 56 (7.3%) active cases under observation in Jamaica, while 23 cases have been repatriated to their countries of origin. There are no moderately or critically ill patients at this time.

Three persons-of-interest are in quarantine at government facilities, while some 17,776 are quarantined at home.

Jamaica’s record of cases consists of 247 imported cases; 238 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked and 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine.

Investigations have concluded for the seven cases under investigation and the case re-classification reflected in the breakdown above.  Of note, five cases have been classified as local transmission not epidemiologically linked and two cases as contacts of a confirmed case.

Some 429 (56%) of all confirmed cases are females and 336 (44%) are males. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 2 months to 87 years.


Clinical Management Summary as at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Total Samples Tested 29,443
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 484
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 34
Results Positive 765
Results Negative 28,618
Results Pending 60
Deceased 10
Recovered 675
Number in Facility Quarantine 3
Number in Home Quarantine 17,776
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

Persons in Facility Isolation 0
Persons in Home Isolation 50
Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 3
Persons Moderately Ill 0
Persons Critically Ill 0