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Jamaica’s COVID-19 recovery rate continues to plummet; 67 new cases confirmed

In a near midnight release, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) revealed that the country had recorded 67 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the island’s total tally to 1,413.

Despite recording twenty-nine more recoveries the country’s recovery rate continues to plummet, with the recovery rate now down to 58 per cent from the day prior when it was 61 per cent .

Just a month ago Jamaica had a recovery rate that stood at 87.7 per cent.

The MOHW revealed that of the new cases the majority, 55 cases were under investigation, 11 are contacts of confirmed cases, while  one was an imported case from the Dominican Republic.

The majority of the new cases, which amounts to 21 individuals, have addresses in Kingston and St Andrew, 22 individuals residing in St Thomas and 12 reporting addresses in Clarendon.

Jamaica to date has 508 active cases of the coronavirus with five described as “moderately ill” and four cases described as “critically ill”.



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