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Ten new recoveries from COVID-19 bring percentage of people well to 81 per cent

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Ten people have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the percentage of persons who are now well to 81 per cent, or a total of 615 people since March 10.  

However, there have been five new cases of the disease since yesterday. The new cases bring the total number of infections to 758. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the five new cases, two males and a female, are all imported. Their ages range from 22 to 45 years-old. 

It says 15 per cent of total cases, or 115 people, are under observation. None are critically or moderately ill at this time. 

Nearly 14,000 people are being home quarantined and 106 are isolated at home. Nineteen people have been repatriated. 

To date, Jamaica has recorded 10 deaths from COVID-19. 

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