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Two new COVID-19 cases imported from the US

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases, taking Jamaica's total to 698. 
 
The two cases are imported, arriving on flights from the USA. Both cases, a male and female, are Jamaicans from St. James and Kingston & St. Andrew. 
 
Jamaica now has 183 imported cases; 233 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and seven under investigation. 
 
Meanwhile, one additional patient has recovered and has been released from isolation, bringing the total number of recoveries to 553. The recovery rate now stands at 79.2 per cent. 
 
There are now 128 active cases under observation, with one moderately ill patient and no critically ill patient. 
 


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