COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases Recorded Today

Recoveries remain at 516

From the 844 new samples tested in the last 24 hours, the National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that six (6) samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 665.

Meanwhile, the island’s recoveries remained at 516. The recovery rate now stands at 77.6%.

The new cases are Jamaican residents, 4 males and 2 females with ages ranging from 24 to 52 years. Four cases are imported with one arriving on a flight from the USA and three from cruise ships.  The other two cases are import-related. The six individuals have addresses of residence in St. James (5) and St. Ann (1).

Jamaica now has 159 imported cases; 224 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and seven under investigation.

Some 382 (57%) of all confirmed cases are females and 283 (43%) are males. They range in ages from 2 months to 87 years.

There are 139 (20.9 %) active cases currently under observation, with one critically ill and one moderately ill patient.

 

Clinical Management Update as at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Total Samples Tested

21,278

New samples tested in the last 24 hours

844

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

37

Results Positive

665

Results Negative

20,552

Results Pending

61

Deceased

10

Recovered

516

Number in Facility Quarantine

300

Number in Home Quarantine

1,982

Number in Hospital

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

15

Persons in Facility Isolation

17

Persons in Transitional Facilities

0

Persons in Home Isolation

104

Persons Moderately Ill

1

Persons Critically Ill

1