Skip to main content

2 New Imported Cases, 54 more Recoveries

June 21, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Sunday, June 21, 2020: Two Jamaican males, ages 39 and 40 are the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica. These two bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 659.


The two new cases are imported, having arrived in the island recently from Dallas, Texas, USA. One is of a Clarendon address, while the other has an address of residence in Trelawny.


Also in the last 24 hours, the island has seen a record number of recoveries with 54 more patients recovered and released from isolation. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 78.3% with a total of 516 patients recovered and released from care.


The new cases bring to 155 the number of imported cases, while 222  cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked and 236 are related to a workplace cluster. There are also seven cases under investigation.


Some 380 (58%) of all confirmed cases are females and 279 (42%) are males. They range in age from 2 months to 87 years.


There are now 133 (20.2 %) active cases under observation with one critically ill and one moderately ill patient.