One new COVID-19 case for Jamaica

Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of health and Wellness, Jamaica

Jamaica recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. This brings to 856 the total number of confirmed positives for the island.

The new case, which has been classified as imported, is of an adult female from Clarendon. There are now 321 imported cases; 246 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases that are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and nine (9) cases under investigation.

Some 485 or 57% of the confirmed cases are females and 371 or 43% are males, with ages ranging from two (2) months to 87 years.

Of the 856 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date 724 or 84.8% have recovered, 46 or 5.4% were repatriated, and 10 or 1.2% have died. There are 76 (8.8%) active cases currently under observation, including two moderately ill persons. There are no critically ill cases at this time.

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