Jamaica has recorded the highest number of recoveries in a day since COVID-19 first visited the island’s shores in March.
The last 24 hours have seen 26 additional Jamaicans recovering from COVID-19, putting the total number of recoveries at 171, up from 145 a day earlier.
This 171 puts the island’s recovery rate at 32.3% even as there are currently no seriously ill cases.
Meanwhile, Jamaica has nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19, also in the last 24 hours, putting the total number of cases for the island at 529.
The new cases, who range in age from 17 to 53 years, are:
- Six (6) males recently repatriated from the United Kingdom
- (2 of Portland addresses, 2 of St. Ann addresses, 1 from St. Catherine,
- and 1 from St. Mary);
- One (1) male employee of the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, who is also of an address in that parish;
- One (1) male contact of a confirmed case from the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, who is also of an address in that parish; and
- One (1) male from Kingston and St. Andrew, who is a contact of a confirmed case under investigation.
There are now: 234 confirmed COVID-19 cases related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 50 imported cases; 206 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 26 that are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; and 13 that are under investigation.
Some 317 or 60% of the confirmed cases are females while 212 or 40% are males. The cases continue to range in age from 2 months to 87 years.
Some 492 samples were tested in the last 24 hours – 193 of those new samples and 299, discharge samples. The 193 new samples tested for COVID-19 bring the total number of samples tested on the island to 9,021.
Of that 9,021, in addition to the 529 positives, there are 8,420 negatives and 72 pending.
EXTRA: Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 PM on May 20, 2020
|Total Samples Tested||9,021|
|Samples tested in the last 24 hours||193|
|Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours||299|
|Number in Facility Quarantine||310|
(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)
|Persons Moderately Ill||0|
|Persons Critically Ill||0|
|Persons in Facility Isolation||205|
|Persons in Home Isolation||132|
|Persons in Transitional Facilities||10|