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Jamaica’s COVID-19 tally hits 855 as island confirms 2 new cases

Jamaica recorded two new coronavirus cases over the last 24-hours.

In a release on Tuesday (July 28), the Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases brought the island’s tally to 855.

The MOWH also shared that 10 more patients had recovered from the virus and had been released from isolation.

This increase in recoveries brings the cumulative number to 724 moving the island’s recovery rate 84.8%.

The newly confirmed cases consist of two females aged 16 and 56 years with addresses in St. Mary and St. Ann respectively.

One case is imported and the other is currently under investigation.

There are now 75 (8.8%) active cases under observation, including two moderately ill patients.

here are no critically ill cases at this time, while 46 (5.4%) cases were repatriated to their countries of origin.

19,985 individuals are under quarantine orders at home,m while five remain quarantined at government facilities.

The parish health departments are currently following 403 close contacts of confirmed cases.

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