Jamaica recorded 18 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, (August 12).
The new cases bring the island’s tally to 1065.
They consist of nine females and nine males with ages ranging from 13 to 60 years.
Among them are two imported cases from the USA with addresses in St. Catherine and Clarendon.
Fourteen of the new cases were identified from community surveillance activities in St. Thomas and are classified as contacts of a confirmed case.
The remaining two cases were identified from general hospital and surveillance activities in St. Catherine and are currently under investigation.
At the same time, recoveries remain at 753, while 236 cases are active.
There is one critically ill patient.