Jamaica records 1,106 COVID-19 cases, 24 new cases in the last 24 hours

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    Jahkno!
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    Jamaica recorded twenty-four (24) new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed positives for the island now stand at 1,106.

    Sixteen (16) of the newly confirmed cases are males and eight (8) are females, with ages ranging from 10 to 71 years. They have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew (11), St. Catherine (4), St. Thomas (3), St. James (2), Westmoreland (1), Clarendon (2), and St. Mary (1).

    Five cases were imported, having arrived from the United States in early July. Two of the five have since returned to the United States. Of the 19 remaining cases, seven (7) are contacts of confirmed cases and 12 are under investigation.

    At this time, there are 393 imported cases; 357 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; 75 are local transmissions not epidemiologically linked; and 45 are under investigation.

    Some 606 (54.8%) of the confirmed cases are females and 500 (45.2%) are males. They range in age from two (2) months to 88 years.

    Of the 1,106 total confirmed cases for the island, 761 have recovered and been discharged from care (68.8% recovery rate) while 64 cases (5.8%) have returned to their countries of origin and 14 (1.3%) have died. There are currently 267 (24.1%) active cases being monitored.

     

    Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Total Samples Tested

    46,227

    New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

    507

    Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

    11

    Results Positive

    1,106

    Results Negative

    45,021

    Results Pending

    100

    Deceased

    14

    Recovered

    761

    Number in Facility Quarantine

    5

    Number in Home Quarantine

    26,580

    Number Hospitalised

    35

    Persons in Facility Isolation

    32

    Persons in Home Isolation

    184

    Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation)

    16

    Persons Moderately Ill

    8

    Persons Critically Ill

    2

    Repatriated

    64

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