Seven new imported cases recorded today

May 29, 2020

Jamaica has recorded seven new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The island now has a total of 575 confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the discovery of a positive test result that had been counted twice.

In the meantime, recoveries have increased by five, to now total 289 patients, who have recovered and have been released from isolation. The island now has a recovery rate of 50.3%.

The seven new cases are imported cases from the repatriated Jamaicans, who came into the island recently and consist of five cruise ship workers processed in Falmouth and two involuntary-repatriated Jamaicans. All are males with ages ranging from 25 to 58 years. Two have addresses in Portland and one each from Kingston & St. Andrew, St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Clarendon, and St. Mary.

There are currently 277 (48.2%) active cases with two critically ill patients.

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