Jamaica records two more COVID-19 deaths, 74 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 island also recorded 74 new positives in the last 24 hours.

The two latest COVID-19-related deaths are of an 81-year old female from St. Ann and a 35-year-old male from Manchester. Both deceased had comorbidities, namely diabetes and hypertension. There are now 29 COVID-19-related deaths in Jamaica.

The island has also recorded one additional case of a coincidental death of a person confirmed with SARS-CoV-2. This is a case that was previously recorded as a death under investigation. The case is a 56-year-old male from Clarendon.

 

NEW CASES

The 74 new positives recorded in the last 24 hours bring to 2,896 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of that 74 newly confirmed cases, 36 are females and 38 are males, with ages ranging from 12 to 76 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (25), St. Catherine (14), St. Thomas (5), Manchester (6), St. Ann (1), St. James (1), St. Elizabeth (21) and Westmoreland (1). All of the new cases are under investigation.

At this time, there are 459 imported cases; 659 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 242 local transmissions (not epidemiologically linked), and 1,300 under investigation.

Some 1,587 (55%) of the total confirmed cases are females and 1,307 (45%) are males, with ages ranging from 13 days to 97 years. The sex of two of the cases is under investigation.

There are currently 1,873 (64.7%) active cases being monitored, including seven (7) critically ill persons and 11 who are moderately ill.

 

RECOVERIES 

Recoveries are now up to 921 or 31.8%. Seventy-one (71) or 2.5% of persons have returned to their countries of origin.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Total Samples Tested

61,690

New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

461

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

2

Results Positive

2,896

Results Negative

58,692

Results Pending

102

Deceased

29

Coincidental Death

2

Recovered

921

Number in Facility Quarantine

9

Number in Home Quarantine

29,171

Number Hospitalised

105

Persons Moderately Ill

11

Persons Critically Ill

7

Persons in Facility Isolation

37

Persons in Home Isolation

1,721

Persons in Transitional Facilities

10

Persons Repatriated

71