Jamaica — Covid-19 Cases Continue To Climb

In its latest update, Jamaica recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases bringing their total number of confirmed positives for the island to 878.

The newly confirmed cases are comprised of six (6) females and eight (8) males, with ages ranging from four (4) months to 61 years and addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (7), Clarendon (2), St. James (2), St. Thomas (1), St. Catherine (1), and Hanover (1).

Nine (9) of the cases are imported, having arrived recently on the island via flights from the United States. The other five (5) cases are under investigation.

At this time, there are 335 imported cases; 246 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and 17 under investigation.

Some 497 or 57% of the confirmed cases are females, and 381 or 43% are males, with their ages ranging from two (2) months to 87 years.

Of the 878 cases confirmed with COVID-19 to date, 726 or 82.7% have recovered; 47 or 5.4% have repatriated; 10 or 1.1% have died. There are 95 or 10.8% active cases currently under observation, including one moderately ill person. There are no critically ill persons at this time.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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