Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Trending Upwards

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a 13th death from COVID-19. 

The latest death is that of an 88-year-old woman from Clarendon, who was admitted to a public health facility in the parish on Tuesday, August 4.

It also announced that 29 new samples have tested positive for COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases for the island to 987.

The country now has 177 (17.9 %) active cases under observation, including seven moderately ill patients.

Recoveries remain at 745 (75.5%), while 52 (5.3%) cases have returned to their countries of origin.

The COVID-19 case record for Jamaica now consists of 364 imported cases; 281 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 62 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 44 are under investigation.

Some 550 (56%) of all confirmed cases are females, and 437 (44%) are males. They range in age from two months to 88 years.

Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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