Regrettably, a 13th COVID-19 patient has died in Jamaica.
The deceased is an 88-year-old female from Clarendon, who was admitted to a public health facility in the parish on Tuesday, August 4.
Confirmation of her COVID-19 positive status came yesterday.
The mode of transmission is currently under investigation. At the same time, 29 new samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases for the island to 987.
Of the newly confirmed cases, nine are females and twenty are males with ages ranging from 15 to 88 years. There are 12 imported cases with addresses in St James, who all arrived recently on a flight from the Dominican Republic. There are two cases from Clarendon who are import-related, while one case from St. Thomas is a contact of a confirmed case.
Jamaica now has 177 active cases under observation including seven moderately ill patients. Recoveries remain at 745 while 52 cases have returned to their countries of origin.
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