As at Tuesday (August 25), Jamaica recorded three COVID-19-related deaths.
The deceased are a 76 year old female from St. Catherine; an 89 year old female from Kingston & St. Andrew and a 70 year old male from Kingston & St. Andrew. The total deaths from COVID-19 now stands at19.
At the same time, the country recorded 120 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. These bring the total cases on record for the island to 1,732. Today, recoveries increased by 21, bringing total recoveries to 840 (45.5% recovery rate).
Of the newly confirmed cases, 61 are males and 59 are females, with ages ranging from two to 91 years. The cases were recorded in St. Catherine (72), Kingston & St. Andrew (23), Portland (15), St. Thomas (5), Clarendon (1), Trelawny (1), St. Ann (2) and St Mary (1). Two cases are contacts of confirmed cases while 118 are currently under investigation.
Five moderately ill patients and three critically ill patients are among the 801 (46.2%) active cases now under observation in Jamaica. Seventy-one (71) of the cases recorded on the island have returned to their countries of origin.
Some 29,560 persons of interest are quarantined at home while18 remain in quarantine at a government facility.
Jamaica now has 441 imported cases; 497 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 154 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 404 are under investigation.
Some 943 (54%) of all confirmed cases are females and 789 (46%) are males. The ages of all confirmed cases range from 2 months to 92 years.