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|
|Number in Facility Quarantine||18|
|Number in Home Quarantine||29,724|
|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|