COVID-19 Recoveries Increase To 279

Recovery numbers have climbed to 279 as 12 more patients were released from isolation yesterday.

In the meantime, five (5) samples have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569.

The five new confirmed cases include: four females and one male, who range in age from 32-46 years and are residents of Manchester, St. James, Kingston & St. Andrew and St. Catherine.


Of the five new confirmed positive cases, three are imported cases, including one from the group of repatriated Jamaicans processed at the Falmouth Pier recently and two from the group that returned from the USA on May 13.

The mode of transmission for the other two remaining cases is under investigation.

Jamaica now has 75 imported cases; 214 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases (25 cases are import-related, 72 are related to local transmission cases (not epidemiologically linked), 100 are contacts of employees in the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, 16 are contacts of confirmed cases under investigation);

27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 235 are linked to a workplace cluster and 18 are under investigation.

Some 335 (59%) of all confirmed cases in Jamaica are females and there are 234 (41%) males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.

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