Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases up to 1,192

46 new cases, 2 more recoveries in the last 24 hours

Jamaica has recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing to 1,192 the total number of confirmed positives.

Also in the last 24 hours, recoveries moved to 772, as two additional persons were released from care.

Of the 46 newly confirmed cases, there were 22 males and 24 females, with ages ranging from four (4) years to 76 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (13), St. Thomas (8), Clarendon (7), Portland (4), St. James (3), St. Catherine (3), St. Mary (3), St. Ann (2), Westmoreland (1), Trelawny (1), and Manchester (1).

As the National Public Health Laboratory moves to clear the back log of cases, over 1,300 tests were done today. Nineteen (19) of the new positive cases are from the backlog of cases from the period July 5-18 and 27 are recent samples submitted from surveillance being done in country.

Sixteen (16) of the 46 new cases were imported (15 who arrived directly from the United States and one (1) from India via the United States, all in early July 2020); 13 are contacts of confirmed cases and 17 are under investigation.

At this time, there are 419 imported cases; 391 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 88 are local transmissions not epidemiologically linked, and 58 cases are under investigation.

Some 646 (54%) of the total confirmed cases up to now are females and 546 (46%) are males, with ages ranging from two (2) months to 88 years.

There are now 336 (28.2%) active cases being monitored, including nine moderately ill patients and one who is critically ill. In addition to the 772 persons who have now recovered, 70 (5.9%) persons have returned to their countries of origin while 14 (1.2%) have died.

 

Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Total Samples Tested

49,215

New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

1,350

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

32

Results Positive

1,192

Results Negative

47,895

Results Pending

128

Deceased

14

Recovered

772

Number in Facility Quarantine

8

Number in Home Quarantine

28,597

Number Hospitalised

33

Persons in Facility Isolation

52

Persons in Home Isolation

240

Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation)

11

Persons Moderately Ill

9

Persons Critically Ill

1

Repatriated

70