Ministry stats show over 6,000 in home quarantine

Latest News

Ministry stats show over 6,000 in home quarantine

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A total 6,276 people were in home quarantine up to last night, Ministry of Health and Wellness statistics are showing, while 13 are in facility quarantine. One hundred and ten people are in home isolation, 11 in facility isolation, and 10 in step down facilities for isolation.

Testing numbers are currently at 26,002, with 253 new samples having been tested over the 24 hours ending Saturday evening. In addition to the 728 positives reported up to last night, there have been 25,213 negatives, with 61 results pending.

The ministry's clinical management summary released yesterday shows that 18 people are hospitalised, including suspected positive COVID-19 cases. One person is moderately ill.

There are 139 or 19 per cent active cases of COVID-19 currently under observation. Of the 728 confirmed positive cases, 213 are imported, 233 are contacts of confirmed cases, 39 are local transmission not epidemiologically linked, 236 are related to the Alorica workplace cluster in St Catherine, and seven are under investigation.

The total number of confirmed cases consists of more females than males — 411 of 56.5 per cent females, as opposed to 317 or 43.5 per cent males, with ages ranging from two months old to 87 years old.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon