200 COVID-19 Recoveries And Counting!

Jamaica’s COVID-19 recoveries has hit the 200 mark as nine more Jamaicans were released from care.

The island now has a 36 per cent recovery rate.

The tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has also risen to 550 with six additional cases being recorded.


Five (5) of the six (6) new cases are from among the repatriated Jamaicans – one (1) arriving from the United Kingdom on May 6 and four (4) via cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier on May 19.

There are four males and one female, ranging in age from 26 to 53 years. who comprise these five (5) new imported cases. Two (2) of the five are from Kingston and St. Andrew; two (2) are from St. Catherine; and one (I) from St. Ann.

The sixth case is under investigation from Kingston & St. Andrew.

Jamaica now has: 62 imported cases; 211 contacts of confirmed eases; 26 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked: 234 linked to a workplace cluster: and 17 under investigation.

Some 326 or 59% of the confirmed cases arc females and 224 or 41% are males. They continue to range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

The island’s total testing numbers are now 9,923. Of that 9,923, in addition to the 550 positives, there are 9,341 negatives and 32 pending.

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