Jamaica records 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 140 new cases

It is with regret that the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports the passing of two more persons due to COVID-19. The two cases were formerly under investigation. Also in the last 24 hours, the island recorded 140 new positives.

One of the COVID-19 deaths is a 77-year-old female from St. Catherine. The other is a 61-year-old male, also from St. Catherine. Both had comorbidities, notably diabetes, renal disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).



The 140 new cases in the last 24 hours bring to 3,323 the total number of confirmed positive cases. Of the 140, there are 78 females and 58 males. The gender of four (4) of the cases are under investigation.

The ages of the 140 cases range from two (2) years to 90 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (39), St. Catherine (37), Manchester (28), Portland (10), St. James (16), Trelawny (3), St. Thomas (2), St. Ann (1), St. Mary (1), St. Elizabeth (1), Clarendon (1), and Westmorland (1). All 140 cases are under investigation.

At this time, there are 459 imported cases; 676 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 cases are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 243 are local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked), and 1,709 under investigation.

Some 1,823 (55%) of the confirmed cases are females and 1,491 (45%) are males. The sex of nine (9) cases remains under investigation. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 13 days to 97 years.

There are currently, 2,218 (67%) active cases, including 25 who are moderately ill and eight (8) who are critically ill. In addition to the 992 (29.9%) who have recovered, and the 36 (1.08%) who have died, 71 (2.1%) cases have returned to their countries of origin while there have been three cases of a coincidental death of COVID-19 positive individuals. Three deaths are under investigation.


Clinical Management Summary as at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Total Samples Tested 64,711
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 821
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 8
Results Positive 3,323
Results Negative 61,284
Results Pending 104
Deceased 36
Coincidental Death 3
Deaths under investigation 3
Recovered 992
Number in Facility Quarantine 4
Number in Home Quarantine 25,977
Number Hospitalised 105
Persons Moderately Ill 25
Persons Critically Ill 8
Persons in Facility Isolation 19
Persons in Home Isolation 2,089
Persons in Transitional Facilities 5
Persons Repatriated 71