Jamaica recorded one new case of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the island’s total number of confirmed cases to 599.
According to a statement issued by the Health Ministry, the number of patients who’ve recovered from the virus remains at 4-hundred and 5.
That’s a recovery rate of 67-point-6 per cent.
The Health Ministry says the new case is a 63-year-old female from St. Elizabeth.
The Ministry also says this is an imported case from New York City under the controlled re-entry programme.
It notes that Jamaica now has 98 imported cases; 2-hundred and 18 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases; 27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked.
And, 2-hundred and 36 cases are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine while 20 remain under investigation.
In the meantime, there are 1-hundred and 84 active cases currently under observation, including two critically ill cases.
The Ministry adds there are no moderately ill cases at this time.
And, it says the parish health departments across the island are currently tracing some 9-hundred and 86 close contacts of confirmed cases.
Two hundred and 8 patients remain in isolation and 46 persons of interest are in quarantine at a government facility.