Jamaica's COVID recoveries now at 200 mark

May 23, 2020

Jamaica’s COVID-19 recoveries hit the 200 mark in the last 24 hours,  as the Health Ministry reports that, nine more Jamaicans have recovered.

The island now has a 36 per cent recovery rate.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, the island recorded another six confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 550.

Five of the six new cases are from among the repatriated Jamaicans – one arriving from the United Kingdom on May 6, and four via the cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier on May 19.

There are four males and one female, ranging in age from 26 to 53 years, who comprise these five new imported cases.

Two of the five are from Kingston and St. Andrew; two are from St. Catherine; and one from St. Ann.

The sixth case is under investigation from Kingston & St. Andrew.

To date,  Jamaica has tested 9,923, 550 are positive, there are 9,341 have been negatives and samples are 32 pending.

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