KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 25, 2020 - Jamaica has confirmed 83 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total cases to 1,612.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness during a press briefing Monday evening.
The new cases are 33 males and 50 females, with ages ranging from four months to 92 years.
They have addresses in Kingston & St. Andrew (33), St. Thomas (14), St. Catherine (15), Clarendon (3), Hanover (1), St. James (9), Trelawny (1), St. Ann (2), St. Mary (2), Portland (2), and Manchester (1).
Four cases are imported and 79 are under investigation.
There are currently 705 active cases.
Recoveries remain at 819.
Some 71 people have returned to their countries of origin while 16 have died and there has been one case of coincidental death, the Health Ministry said.
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