Jamaica At 34% Recoveries With COVID-19

Another 10 Jamaicans have recovered from COVID-19, bringing recovery numbers to 181 and pushing the island’s recovery rate to 34 per cent.

The number of deaths remain at nine or 1.7%, even as there are no seriously ill persons at this time.

Five (5) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the tally of confirmed positives to 534.


The five (5) new cases are comprised of three (3) males and two (2) females. Two cases are from Kingston and St. Andrew, one (1) is from Portland, one (1) is from St. Mary and another whose address is being ascertained.

Two (2) of the newly confirmed cases are from the group of repatriated Jamaican citizens, who arrived from the UK on Wednesday, May 7.

The remaining three (3) cases are under investigation.

There are now: • 52 imported cases;

• 234 that are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine;

• 206 that are contacts of confirmed cases;

• 26 that are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; and


• 16 that are under investigation.

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