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As at Thursday (August 27), Jamaica recorded 66 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of confirmed positives to 1,870.

Thirty-five of the 66 newly confirmed cases are females and 31 are males, with ages ranging from seven years to 88 years.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, gave this update during the weekly COVID Conversations Digital Press Conference, on Thursday (August 27).

“They have addresses in Clarendon (12); Kingston and St. Andrew (32); St. Catherine (14); Manchester (1); St. James (3); St. Mary (2); Westmoreland (1), and St. Ann (1),” the Minister informed.

“One of the new cases is imported from a flight from Nicaragua, and the remaining 65 cases are currently under investigation,” he added.

At this time, there are 441 imported cases, 515 cases from contacts of confirmed cases, 236 cases related to the St. Catherine cluster, 163 that are local transmission cases (not epidemiologically linked) and 515 cases are under investigation.

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