Jamaica records 83 new COVID-19 cases

Jamaica’s confirmed COVID-19 cases are now up to 1,612, with the addition of 83 new positives in the last 24 hours. Recoveries remain at 819 or 50.8%.

Of the eighty-three (83) newly confirmed cases, there were thirty-three (33) males and fifty (50) females, with ages ranging from four (4) months to 92 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (33), St. Thomas (14), St. Catherine (15), Clarendon (3), Hanover (1), St James (9), Trelawny (1), St. Ann (2), St Mary (2), Portland (2), and Manchester(1).

Four (4) of the cases are imported and seventy-nine (79) are under investigation.

At this time there are 439 imported cases; 479 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 cases related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 133 local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked); and 325 cases under investigation.

Some 884 (55%) of the confirmed cases are females and 728 (45%) are males, with ages ranging from two (2) months to 92 years.

There are 705 (43.7%) active cases being monitored. In addition to the 819 (50.8%) persons who have recovered and been discharged from care, 71 (4.4%) cases have returned to their countries of origin while 16 (0.99%) have died. There has also been one coincidental death of a COVID-19 positive individual.


Pharmacy Services for Quarantine Communities

The National Health Fund (NHF), an agency of the Ministry of Health & Wellness, as customary will be filling prescriptions and providing other pharmacy services in the quarantined communities, as per the schedule below:


Quarantine Area  Service Day(s)
Sandy Bay, Clarendon Tuesday August 25
Seaforth, St. Thomas Tuesday, August 25
Bamboo River, Church Hill & Lower Summit, St. Thomas Wednesday, August 26


Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020

Total Samples Tested 54,055
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 665
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 35
Results Positive 1,612
Results Negative 52,333
Results Pending 110
Deceased 16
Recovered 819
Persons Repatriated 71
Number in Facility Quarantine 18
Number in Home Quarantine 29,724
Number Hospitalised 53
Persons in Facility Isolation 45
Persons in Home Isolation 604
Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 4
Persons Moderately Ill 7
Persons Critically Ill 3