Jamaica’s recorded its highest number of patient recoveries from COVID-19 and who have been discharged from isolation in a 24 hour period.

Total recoveries up to late last evening increased by 27 and now stands at 238.

That’s a nearly 43  per cent  Recovery Rate.

In the meantime, four new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 556.

There’s one critically-ill patient, while Jamaica continues to monitor 309 active cases.

That’s according to a statement from the Health Ministry yesterday.
The Ministry notes that three of the new cases are imported from the Jamaicans who were processed at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny recently.

The cases consist of a 29 year old female and two males, 30 and 55 years old, all from St. Ann.

The Ministry also says a total of 12 repatriated Jamaicans,processed in Falmouth, have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The fourth case is a 28 year old female from St. Catherine, who’s a contact of a confirmed case.

Jamaica now has 65 imported cases; 213 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases (25 cases are import-related, 72 are related to local transmission cases (not epidemiologically linked), 100
are contacts of employees in the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, 16 are contacts of confirmed cases under investigation).

Twenty- 7 local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked; 235 are
employees of the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 16 cases are under investigation.

With some 357 new samples tested in the last 24 hours, Jamaica has now tested a total of 10,570 samples, including 9,985 negatives and 29 pending.