New COVID-19 Cases Bring Jamaica’s Total To 605

Following the confirmation of six new cases yesterday, Jamaica has now pushed their total COVID-19 cases to 605.

Recoveries remain at 405.

The six new cases are all imported accordingly:

Three from the USA

One from the UK

Two from a cruise ship.

The new cases, who range in age from 24 to 54 years, are comprised of five females and one male. Two of them have addresses in St. Elizabeth while the others have addresses in Manchester, St. James, Portland, and St. Catherine.

They bring to 104 the number of imported cases.

There are 218 contacts of confirmed cases; 27 local transmission cases are not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to a workplace cluster; and 20 under investigation.

Some 349 or 57.7% of the 605 confirmed cases are females, and 256 or 42.3% are males.

They range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

Jamaica’s testing numbers are now up to 15,013. In addition to the 605 confirmed positives, there are 14,371 negatives and 37 pending.

The first confirmed case of the virus in Jamaica was announced on March 10.

Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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