COVID-19 Update: Two New Imported Cases Recorded Today

The most recent data from the National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health & Wellness indicates that two (2) new confirmed COVID-19 cases for Jamaica. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica is now 698.

As the same time, one patient has recovered and has been released from isolation, bringing the total number of recoveries to 553. (79.2 % Recovery Rate).

The two cases are imported, arriving on flights from the USA, one male and one female, ages 31 and 48 years respectively. Both cases are Jamaicans from St. James and Kingston & St. Andrew.

Jamaica now has 183 imported cases; 233 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and seven under investigation.

Some 398 (57%) of the confirmed cases are females and 300 (43%) males. They range in ages from two months to 87 years.

There are now 128 (18.3%) active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill patient and no critically ill patient.


Clinical Management Summary as at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020

Total Samples Tested 24,174


New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 293
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 1
Results Positive 698
Results Negative 23,418
Results Pending 58
Deceased 10
Recovered 553
Number in Facility Quarantine 42 
Number in Home Quarantine 4,243
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

Persons in Facility Isolation 13
Persons in Home Isolation 96
Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 8
Persons Moderately Ill 1
Persons Critically Ill 0