Jamaica records one new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours

Jamaica has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This brings to 856 the total number of confirmed positives for the island.

The new case, which has been classified as imported, is of an adult female from Clarendon. There are now 321 imported cases; 246 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases that are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and nine (9) cases under investigation.

Some 485 or 57% of the confirmed cases are females and 371 or 43% are males, with ages ranging from two (2) months to 87 years.

Of the 856 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date 724 or 84.8% have recovered, 46 or 5.4% were repatriated, and 10 or 1.2% have died. There are 76 (8.8%) active cases currently under observation, including two moderately ill persons. There are no critically ill cases at this time.


Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Total Samples Tested 37,527
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 317
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 5
Results Positive 856
Results Negative 36,605
Results Pending 66
Deceased 10
Recovered 724
Number in Facility Quarantine 5
Number in Home Quarantine 20,165
Number Hospitalised
(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)
Persons Moderately Ill 2
Persons Critically Ill 0
Persons in Facility Isolation 0
Persons in Home Isolation 71
Persons in Transitional Facilities 2
Persons Repatriated 46