Eight COVID-19 recoveries, but confirmed cases increase to 58

April 05, 2020

The Ministry of Health has reported that an eighth patient has recovered, and has been released from hospital, while five patients are awaiting a second test before release from isolation.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, three samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58.

The new cases are: 
• A 41 year old female from St. Ann with no travel history; her mode of transmission is under investigation
• A 52 year old male from Portland, with a travel history from Brazil
• A 41 year old female from Clarendon with a travel history from New York, USA

There are now 30 imported cases, 22 import-related, and six cases are under investigation.

Some 53% of confirmed cases are male, while 47% are female. The average age of the confirmed cases is 50.4 years old, while the ages range from 12 to 87 years old.

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