Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases reach 1,003

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    Jamaica recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of positives for the island to 1,003.

    Recoveries are at 745 or 74.3% while there are 190 or 18.9% active cases, including six (6) moderately ill persons. Some 55 or 5.5% of cases have returned to their country of origin while 13 or 1.3% have died.

    Ten (10) of the 16 newly confirmed cases are females and six (6) are males, with ages ranging from 12 to 42 years. Nine (9) are imported cases with addresses in St. James, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Ann, and St. Mary. Two (2) are contacts of confirmed cases, one with a Clarendon address and the other a St. James address. Five (5) are under investigation. Of those five cases, four are of addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew and one in Westmoreland.

    At this time, there are 373 imported cases; 298 that are contacts of confirmed cases; 68 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and 28 under investigation.

    Some 560 or 56% of the total confirmed cases are females and 443 or 44% are males. Their ages range from two (2) months to 88 years.

    Clinical Management Summary as at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020

    Total Samples Tested 42,964
    New Samples tested in the last 24 hours 517
    Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours 6
    Results Positive 1,003
    Results Negative 41,917
    Results Pending 44
    Deceased 13
    Recovered 745
    Number in Facility Quarantine 5
    Number in Home Quarantine 24,374
    Number Hospitalised(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases) 44
    Persons in Facility Isolation 4
    Persons in Home Isolation 150
    Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 7
    Persons Moderately Ill 6
    Persons Critically Ill 0
    Repatriated 55
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