Jamaica records 1,106 COVID-19 cases

24 new cases in the last 24 hours

Jamaica recorded twenty-four (24) new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed positives for the island now stand at 1,106.

Sixteen (16) of the newly confirmed cases are males and eight (8) are females, with ages ranging from 10 to 71 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (11), St. Catherine (4), St. Thomas (3), St. James (2), Westmoreland (1), Clarendon (2), and St. Mary (1).

Five cases were imported, having arrived from the United States in early July. Two of the five have since returned to the United States. Of the 19 remaining cases, seven (7) are contacts of confirmed cases and 12 are under investigation.

At this time, there are 393 imported cases; 357 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 75 are local transmissions not epidemiologically linked; and 45 are under investigation.

Some 606 (54.8%) of the confirmed cases are females and 500 (45.2%) are males. They range in age from two (2) months to 88 years.

Of the 1,106 total confirmed cases for the island, 761 have recovered and been discharged from care (68.8% recovery rate) while 64 cases (5.8%) have returned to their countries of origin and 14 (1.3%) have died. There are currently 267 (24.1%) active cases being monitored.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020

Total Samples Tested

46,227

New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

507

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

11

Results Positive

1,106

Results Negative

45,021

Results Pending

100

Deceased

14

Recovered

761

Number in Facility Quarantine

5

Number in Home Quarantine

26,580

Number Hospitalised

35

Persons in Facility Isolation

32

Persons in Home Isolation

184

Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation)

16

Persons Moderately Ill

8

Persons Critically Ill

2

Repatriated

64