895 COVID-19 cases with imports continuing to dominate

JCF’S QUICK RESPONSE TO COVID-19
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Jamaica now has a record of 853 COVID-19 cases, following 11 new confirmed
positives in the last 24 hours.
Ten of the 11 are imported cases, continuing the high proportion of cases coming
from overseas in the last two weeks.

Ten (10) of the cases are imported and one is under investigation. The Ministry of
Health and wellness is reporting that the greatest single group of the COVID-19
cases comes from people coming into the country.

The release issued Monday evening, July 27 said “there are 318 imported cases; 246
that are contacts of confirmed cases; 44 local transmission cases not
epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and
nine (9) are under investigation.”

Of the 853 confirmed cases to date, 714 (83.7%) have recovered while 45 (5.3%)
were repatriated and 10 (1.2%) have died. There are currently 84 (9.9%) active
cases under observation, including three moderately ill persons. There is no
critically ill patient at this time.

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