Jamaica recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases as at Saturday (August 9), bringing the total number of positives for the island over the 1,000 mark to 1,003.
Ten of the 16 newly confirmed cases are females and six are males, with ages ranging from 12 to 42 years. Nine are imported cases with addresses in St. James, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Ann, and St. Mary. Two are contacts of confirmed cases, one with a Clarendon address and the other a St. James address. Five are under investigation.
Of those five cases, four are of addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew and one in Westmoreland.
Some 560 or 56% of the total confirmed cases are females and 443 or 44% are males. Their ages range from two (2) months to 88 years.