Four more COVID-19 recoveries for Jamaica

2 new positives put total number of confirmed cases at 490

Jamaica has seen four additional recoveries from COVID-19 and two new confirmed positive cases over the last 24 hours.

This brings to 62 the total number of recoveries and to 490 the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The two new cases were males, one aged 35 years and the other 57 years.  The 35 year old remains under investigation while the 57 year old is the contact of a confirmed case.

There are 224 confirmed COVID-19 cases related to the workplace cluster. These individuals are primarily from the parishes of St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew, and range in age from 17 to 53 years old. They include 168 females and 56 males.

At this time, there are:

  • 35 imported cases,
  • 181 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases
  • 24 that are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; and
  • The 224 that are linked to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and
  • 26 under investigation.

These figures have been updated following investigation, review and reclassification of cases under investigation.

Three hundred (300) or 61% of the confirmed cases are females while 190 or 39% are males. They range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 216. This brings the total number of samples tested to date to 6,633. Of that 6,633, in addition to the 490 positives, there are 6,096 negatives and 47 pending.


Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 PM on May 8, 2020

Total Samples Tested 6,633
Results Positive 490
Results Negative 6,096
Results Pending 47
Deceased 9
Recovered 62
Number in Facility Quarantine 151
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

Persons Moderately Ill 7
Persons Critically Ill 0
Persons in Facility Isolation 224
Persons in Home Isolation 138
Persons in Transitional Facilities 19