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17 New COVID-19 cases recorded, Jamaica’s tally now stands at 1,146

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.



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