34 more COVID recoveries
The Health Ministry yesterday announced that Jamaica's COVID-19 recovery numbers had reached 356, after 34 persons were released from care.
The island now has a recovery rate of 60 per cent. The ministry also reported two new confirmed positives, bringing the total number for the island to 590.
Both cases are from St Catherine, a male, age 69, and a female, age 23. Both are related to the workplace cluster in the parish.
They bring to 235 the number of persons linked to the workplace cluster; 217 are contacts of confirmed cases. In addition, Jamaica now has 91 imported cases; 27 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; and 20 cases under investigation.
Some 339 or 57 per cent of the confirmed cases are females. They range in age from two months to 87 years. The island's testing numbers are now up to 13,407. In addition to the 590 confirmed positives, there are 12,784 negatives and 33 pending.