Jamaica records one new COVID-19 case, eight more recoveries

Hon Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health Jamaica

Jamaica recorded one new COVID-19 case and eight more recoveries on Monday. This brings to 759 the total number of positives and to 628 the total number of recoveries.

The newly confirmed case is a 69 year-old female of a Kingston and St. Andrew address.

This is an imported case, who came into the island via a flight from the United States.

There are now 241 imported cases; 236 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and 7 under investigation.

Some 427 or 56% of the confirmed cases are females and 332 or 44% are males, who range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

Of the 759 confirmed cases to date, in addition to the 628 or 82.7% confirmed recoveries, 20 or 2.6% were repatriated and 10 or 1.3% persons have died.

There are currently 101 or 13.3% active cases under observation, with no cases either moderately or critically ill at this time.

COVID-19 testing numbers are now up to 28,453, including 27,633 negatives and 61 pending, in addition to the 759 positives.

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