Two more persons Dead from Covid-19 in Jamaica

August 3, 2020 9:07 AM

Two new COVID-19-related deaths were recorded in Jamaica bringing the total deaths to 12, they were recorded before Sunday afternoon.

The two who passed away recelcently are 64-year-old man from the parish of Clarendon and a 73-year-old woman that lived in St Thomas.

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The tests are still being done and 11 new samples, including the two more persons who have died from the virus, were confirmed positive for COVID-19 within that same 24-hour period mentioned before.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica rose to 894.

Two new cases in this batch were imported, the persons arrived recently on flights from the US and the Dominica Republic; seven are currently under investigation and two are contacts of confirmed cases .  

The recently confirmed cases include seven females and four males, they fall in the 13 to 73 years age range.

These new cases were recorded in St Thomas (two) and Kingston and St Andrew (one), St Catherine (two), Clarendon (three), St James (one), St Ann (one) St Mary (one).

Jamaica has no critically ill case at present but there are 90 (10.1 percent) active cases under observation, with two moderately ill patients on the island.

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Recoveries are still climbing, they are at 743 (83.1 percent), 49 (5.5 percent) cases returned to their countries of origin.

The full COVID-19 case record in Jamaica has 340 imported cases; 248 cases that were contacts of confirmed cases; 44 cases were added because of local transmission, there are cases that are not epidemiologically linked; 236 cases are related to the workplace cluster that is located in St Catherine, and there are 26 cases still under investigation.

At the moment 506 (57 %) of all the confirmed cases are females and 388 (43 %) males. Their ages range from two months to 87 years.

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness reminded the public once more to remain vigilant and practice the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These include frequent hand-washing with soap and water; maintaining the standard six-foot physical distance from other persons; and the wearing of masks when in public spaces and at home when an infected person is there.

Persons who are entering the country are asked to be serious about complying with the quarantine orders so they can help to protect their own health and the health of other people around you.

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Individuals who need further information can contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness by phone at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683) or email at covid19@moh.gov.jm and try to find the latest updates online.


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