Jamaica has recorded 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the latest round of testing.

The Health Ministry says this brings the total number of confirmed cases for the island to 920.

In a statement last evening, the Ministry also says two patients have been numbered among those recovered and released from care.

This brings the total number of recoveries from COVID-19 to 745, a recovery rate of 81 per cent.

The new cases consist of five females and 10 males with ages ranging from 23 to 59 years.

Four of the cases have addresses in St. Thomas with three classified as contacts of confirmed cases and one case that is currently under investigation.

There are eight cases with addresses in Clarendon, including seven classified as imported and one which is a contact of a confirmed case.

The remaining three cases are from Kingston and St. Andrew and St. Catherine.

These three cases are also classified as contacts of confirmed cases.

Jamaica now has 113 active cases under observation with eight moderately ill patients.

There are no critically ill patients at this time.

Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, CMO, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, says the COVID-19 tests backlog is to be cleared in the next 14 days.

She notes the Ministry has failed to clear the backlog by the targeted July 31 date.

The CMO says there are still more than 2,000 tests results to return.

Dr Bisasor Mckenzie says gowing forward all tests results will be returned within 48 hours.

Dr Jacquiline Bisasor Mckenzie, Chief Medical Officer, speaking yesterday on Cliff Hughes Online.