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5 More Recoveries; 1 new Death Recorded • Confirmed Cases now 591

June 4, 2020

Jamaica has recorded five more recoveries in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of patients, who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from isolation to 361. The country’s recovery rate now moves to 61%.


Regrettably, the last 24 hours has also seen the 10th COVID-19 related death. The deceased patient is an 87 year old female from Kingston & St. Andrew.


In the meantime, one new sample has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 591. The new sample is an imported case of 27 year old female of a St. James address, who worked with Adventure of the Seas Cruise Line and recently returned to the island.


Jamaica now has 92 imported cases; 217 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 235 cases linked to a workplace cluster and 20 cases under investigation.


Some 340 (58%) of all confirmed cases are females and 251 (42%) are males, with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.


There are now 220 (37%) active cases currently under observation, with one moderately ill and one critically ill patient. One Hundred Sixty-Nine (169) persons-of-interest remain in quarantine at a government facility.