Jamaica on Tuesday (August 18) recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the island’s tally to 1,146.
There are now 293 (25.5%) active cases being monitored, including nine (9) moderately ill persons and one critically ill.
The country has also recorded 770 recoveries, as six additional persons were released from care.
Of the 17 newly confirmed cases, 11 are males and six (6) females, with ages ranging from four months to 71 years. They have addresses in St. Thomas (7), St. James (3), St. Catherine (2), Kingston and St. Andrew (1), St. Mary (1), St. Ann (1), St. Elizabeth (1), and Manchester (1).
Six of the 17 new cases are imported, arrived from the United States in early July ; five are contacts of confirmed cases and six (6) are under investigation.