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COVID-19 Update: 2 new Confirmed Cases, 1 more Recovery

June 8, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Sunday, June 7, 2020: The National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health & Wellness has advised that two new samples have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 598. In the meantime, one more patient has been counted among the recoveries. A total of 405 patients have recovered from COVID-19. The country’s recovery rate now stands at 67.7 %.

The two new cases are females with addresses of residence in St. Catherine. One, a 26 year old from the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and the other, a 35 year old imported case, who recently returned from New York, under Jamaica’s controlled re-entry programme.   


Jamaica now has 97 imported cases; 218 are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 20 under investigation.


Some 343 (57%) of all confirmed cases are females and 255 (43%) are males with ages ranging from 2 months to 87 years.


There are now 183 (30.6%) active cases currently under observation with two critically ill cases and no moderately ill case.