Jamaica Records 10th Death due to COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica recorded its 10th death related to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as 87-year-old woman from the Corporate Area.

In addition, one new sample has also tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 591.

The new sample was taken from a person who worked with the Adventure of the Seas Cruise Line and recently returned to the island.

However, five more recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of patients who have recovered and have been released from isolation to 361.

Jamaica now has 92 imported cases; 217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 235 cases linked to a workplace cluster and 20 cases under investigation.

Some 340 of all confirmed cases are females and 251 are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.

There are now 220 active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill and one critically ill patient.

To date, 169 persons-of-interest remain in quarantine at a government facility.

CMC

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