COVID-19 Update: One More Death, 79 New Cases Recorded

8 More Recoveries

Regrettably, the Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms one new COVID-19-related death. The deceased is a 54 year old male from St. James. The total number of deaths now stand at 33 (1.1%), while five more deaths in COVID-19 positive individuals are under investigation.

In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 79 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. These bring the total cases on record for the island to 3,103. Over the same period, recoveries increased by eight, bringing total recoveries to 958 (30.9% recovery rate).

Of the newly confirmed cases, there are 50 females and 29 males, with ages ranging from one year to 76 years. The cases were recorded in St. Catherine (34), Kingston & St. Andrew (28), St. Ann (9), St. Elizabeth (3), Clarendon (2), Portland (2) and Manchester (1). Two of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases while the remaining 77 are under investigation.

Sixteen (16) moderately ill patients and eight critically ill patients are among the 2,033 (65.5%) active cases now under observation in Jamaica. Seventy-one (71) of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin. Some 26,899 persons of interest are quarantined at home while seven remain in quarantine at government facilities.

Jamaica now has 459 imported cases; 675 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 243 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 1,490 are under investigation.

Some 1,700 (55%) all cases are females and 1,401 (45%) are males.  The sex classification of two cases are being investigated. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 13 days to 97 years.

Jamaicans must consistently observe all the infection prevention and control measures to guard against the further spread of COVID-19, as the country is now in the community transmission phase of the pandemic. These measures include the frequent washing of hands with soap and water; maintaining the prescribed six-feet physical distance from others; and wearing a mask when in public. Visitors and returning residents must also comply with the quarantine orders.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Total Samples Tested 63,252
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 643
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 5
Results Positive 3,103
Results Negative 60,043
Results Pending 106
Deceased 33
Non-COVID-19 Related Deaths 3
COVID-19 Deaths Under Investigation 5
Recovered 958
Cases Repatriated 71
Number in Facility Quarantine 7
Number in Home Quarantine 26,899
Number of Positives Hospitalised 100
Persons in Facility Isolation 25
Persons in Home Isolation 1,902
Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 6
Persons Moderately Ill 16
Persons Critically Ill 8