58 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Jamaica

The National Influenza Centre has advised that three more samples have tested positive for COVID-19.

This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58.

The new cases are:

• A 41 year old female from St Ann with no travel history; her mode of transmission is under investigation

• A 52 year old male from Portland, with a travel history from Brazil

• A 41 year old female from Clarendon with a travel history from New York, USA

There are now 30 imported cases, 22 import-related and six cases are under investigation.

Some 53% of confirmed cases are male, while 47% are female.

The average age of the confirmed cases is 50.4 years old, while the ages range from 12 to 87 years old.

In the meantime, an eighth (8th ) patient has recovered and been released from hospital, while five patients are awaiting a second test before release from isolation.

Globally at least 1,287,095 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed with at least 70,523 deaths linked to the disease.

To date, there are currently two confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Jamaica with a third death currently under investigation.

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