Jamaica records six new COVID-19 cases

Jamaica recorded six new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed positives for the island to 837.

The newly confirmed cases consist of three (3) females and three (3) males, aged 23 to 56 years and with addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (3), St. Catherine (2) and St. Ann (1). Five (5) of the cases are imported while the sixth is under investigation.

At this time, 303 imported cases; 247 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and seven (7) under investigation.

Some 472 (56%) of the confirmed cases are females and 365 (44%) are males, with their ages ranging from two (2) months to 87 years.

Of the 837 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date, 711 (84.9%) have recovered, 41 (4.9%) were repatriated and 10 (1.2%) have died. There are 54 (6.5%) active cases currently under observation, including two moderately ill persons. There are no critically ill cases at this time.

Also in the last 24 hours, testing numbers moved to 35,417, including 34,516 negatives, the 837 positives and 64 pending.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Total Samples Tested 35,417
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 757
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 29
Results Positive 837
Results Negative 34,516
Results Pending 64
Deceased 10
Recovered 711
Number in Facility Quarantine 3
Number in Home Quarantine 17,755
Number Hospitalised
(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)
25
Persons Moderately Ill 2
Persons Critically Ill 0
Persons in Facility Isolation 1
Persons in Home Isolation 64
Persons in Transitional Facilities 2
Persons Repatriated 41