Ten new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, ten additional recoveries

May 22, 2020

Ten new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 544.

The ten new cases consist of six males, and four females, with ages ranging from four to 61-years-old. 

In the meantime, ten more patients have recovered and have been released from isolation, bringing that total recoveries to 191 (35.1% recovery rate).

There are now 344 (63%) active cases, with no moderately or critically ill patients.

Five of the new cases are from the repatriated Jamaicans, who arrived on the cruise ship in Falmouth, Trelawny. 

Of these imported cases, there are four males and one female.

Two have local addresses in St James; one in Manchester; one in St Catherine, and one in Hanover.

The remaining five cases consist of one male and four females. Three are from Kingston & St Andrew and two from St Catherine. Among these are three cases, which are contacts of confirmed cases and two that are under investigation. 

According to the Ministry 376 new samples were tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of samples tested in Jamaica to 9,554, 8,934 have been negative, 544 are positive, and 76 samples are pending.

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