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The number of COVID-19 cases on record for Jamaica increased by five as at Thursday (July 23).

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 821.

Additionally, one more patient has been numbered among the recovered and released, bringing total recoveries to 711 (86.6% recovery rate).

Four of the newly confirmed cases are classified as imported and the fifth is under investigation. The cases consist of two females and three males, aged 25 to 63 years. Three are non-Jamaicans staying in St. James (2) and St. Ann (1), while two are Jamaicans living in St. Mary (1) and St. Elizabeth (1).

There are now 64 (7.8%) active cases under observation in Jamaica, while 36 cases have been repatriated to their countries of origin. There are two moderately ill patients, but none who are critically ill at this time.

Some 17,869 persons of interest are quarantined at home, while four remain in quarantine at government facilities.

Jamaica now has 288 imported cases; 247 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and six are under investigation.

Some 463 (56%) of all confirmed cases are females and 358 (44%) are males. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 2 months to 87 years.

Clinical Management Summary as at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Total Samples Tested

 

33,762
New Samples tested in the last 24 hours

 

592
Discharge samples tested in the last 24 hours

 

53
Results Positive

 

821
Results Negative

 

32,875
Results Pending

 

66
Deceased

 

10
Recovered

 

711
Persons Repatriated 36
Number in Facility Quarantine

 

4
Number in Home Quarantine

 

17,869
Number Hospitalised

(Including suspected positive COVID-19 cases)

 

26
Persons in Facility Isolation

 

0
Persons in Home Isolation

 

58
Persons in Step Down Facilities (Isolation) 1
Persons Moderately Ill

 

2
Persons Critically Ill

 

0

 

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