COVID-19 Update: 5 More Recoveries; 1 new Death Recorded

Confirmed Cases now 591

Jamaica has recorded five more recoveries in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of patients, who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation to 361. The country’s recovery rate now moves to 61%.

Regrettably, the last 24 hours has also seen the 10th COVID-19 related death. The deceased patient is an 87 year old female from Kingston & St. Andrew.

In the meantime, one new sample has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 591. The new sample is an imported case of 27 year old female of a St. James address, who worked with Adventure of the Seas Cruise Line and recently returned to the island.

Jamaica now has 92 imported cases; 217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 235 cases linked to a workplace cluster and 20 cases under investigation.

Some 340 (58%) of all confirmed cases are females and 251 (42%) are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.

There are now 220 (37%) active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill and one critically ill patient. One Hundred Sixty-Nine (169) persons-of-interest remain in quarantine at a government facility.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Total Samples Tested 13,616
New samples tested in the last 24 hours 209
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 30
Results Positive 591
Results Negative 12,903
Results Pending 33
Deceased 10
Recovered 361
Number in Facility Quarantine 169
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

 

18

Persons Moderately Ill 1
Persons Critically Ill 1
Persons in Facility Isolation 155
Persons in Home Isolation 96
Persons in Transitional Facilities 6