Jamaica has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally of confirmed cases across the island to 1,047.
Eight additional recoveries have also been recorded bringing the tally of recoveries island-wide to 753 or 71.9%.
Jamaica is currently managing 219 or 21% active cases, including four moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill patients at this time. Some 61 cases or 5.8% have returned to their countries of origin while 14 or 1.3% have died.
Nine of the 16 newly confirmed cases are males and seven are females, with ages ranging from 19 to 84 years. Four of the new cases are of addresses in St James, three of which are imported, having recently arrived on the island on flights from the Dominican Republic.
The other case is under investigation.
Two of the new cases reside in Clarendon, one of whom is a contact of a confirmed case while the other is under investigation. Three of the new cases are from St Catherine and are under investigation.
Seven of the new cases have addresses in Kingston and St Andrew and are under investigation.
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