(CMR) Jamaica has seen a spike in hospitalisations with the country now reporting six moderately ill COVID-19 patients and one critically ill patient.
Over the last 24-hours the island also recorded an additional eighteen new COVID-19 cases bringing the island’s tally to 1,065.
Jamaica now has 236 (22.2%) active cases across the island, including six moderately ill patients and one critically ill patient.
Sixty-two (62) cases recorded in Jamaica have returned to their countries of origin.
Of the newly confirmed cases, nine are females and nine males with ages ranging from 13 to 60 years.
Among them are two imported cases from the USA with addresses in St. Catherine (1) and Clarendon (1).
Fourteen (14) of the new cases were identified from community surveillance activities in St. Thomas and are classified as contacts of a confirmed case. The remaining two cases were identified from general hospital and surveillance activities in St. Catherine and are currently under investigation.
Jamaica now has 388 imported cases; 337 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 75 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 29 are under investigation.