One more COVID-19 death as Jamaica records 20 new positives

One more COVID-19 death as Jamaica records 20 new positives

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has recorded another death from COVID-19, as 20 more people tested positive for the virus within the past 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 1,023.

This brings to 14 the total number of deaths in Jamaica due to the virus.

The deceased is a 37-year-old male from St Catherine. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the case is a local transmission that is not epidemiologically linked.

The new cases include 14 females and six males with ages ranging from four months to 66 years old.

Of the 20 cases, one is imported with an address in St Thomas. Nine are contacts of confirmed cases, seven of which are from St Thomas and two from St Mary. The other 10 cases (nine from St Thomas and one from Kingston and St Andrew) are under investigation.

The ministry said 13 of the 17 St Thomas cases are related to investigations of cases from the community quarantined in the parish.

Recoveries remained at 745, while the country is managing 206 active cases, including six moderately ill patients. There are no critically ill patients at this time and 58 cases have returned to their countries of origin.


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 http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

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 Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.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: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

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

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



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT