Breakdown of Jamaica's 534 COVID-19 cases

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Breakdown of Jamaica's 534 COVID-19 cases

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — There are now 534 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the island.

In the last 24 hours, five additional individuals have tested positive.

The five new cases are three males and two females. Two cases are from Kingston and St Andrew, one is from Portland, one from St Mary and another whose address is being ascertained.

Two of the newly confirmed cases are from the group of repatriated Jamaicans, who arrived from the United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 7. The remaining three cases are under investigation.

Meanwhile, another 10 Jamaicans have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 181. The island's recovery rate now stands at 34 per cent.

Some 319 or 60 per cent of the confirmed cases are females and 215 or 40 per cent are males. They continue to range in age from two months to 87 years.

The number of deaths remains at nine or 1.7 per cent.

Jamaica now has:

  • 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.

Clinical Management Summary as at 3:00 pm on May 21, 2020

Total Samples Tested

Samples tested in the last 24 hours

Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

9,178

157

28

Positive Results

534

Negative Results

8,572

Pending Results

72

Deceased

9

Recovered & Released

181

Number in Facility Quarantine

Number in Hospital (including suspected positive cases)

199

25

Patients Moderately Ill

0

Patients Critically Ill

0

Patients in Facility Isolation

197

Patients in Home Isolation

139

Patients in Transitional Facilities

10


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