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Jamaica records six new COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health and Wellness(MOWH) on Wednesday (July 22) said that the country had recorded six new COVID-19 cases over the last 24-hours.

The new cases push the island’s COVID-19 tally to 816. There are now 64 (7.9%) active cases under observation on the island, while 32 cases have been repatriated to their countries of origin.

Three of the six new cases are non-Jamaicans staying in Kingston & St. Andrew, St. James and St. Ann; two others are Jamaicans with addresses in Kingston & St. Andrew, Clarendon and Manchester.

Only one of the new cases are import-related.

Further, the MOWH said there are two moderately ill patients, but no patients are critically ill.

Currently, 17,217 persons-of-interest are quarantined at home, while five remain in quarantine at government facilities.

Despite the new cases the country maintains a high recovery rate which stands at 87 per cent following the recovery of another patient on Wednesday.

To date, 710 patients have recovered from the coronavirus in Jamaica.

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