4 New COVID-19 Cases Bring Jamaica’s Total To 690

Jamaica, in its latest report, has recorded four new positive cases of the coronavirus.

This brings the total confirmed COVID-19 cases on the island to 690.

The new cases consist of two females and two males, ranging from 24 to 38 years. Three are non-residents who have since left the island.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness did not say whether they were tourists.

The fourth is a Jamaican of a St. Ann address.

All cases were imported, having arrived on flights from the United States.

The health ministry says necessary contact tracing is now taking place in St. Ann, St. James, and St. Catherine, where the four persons stayed.

There are now 176 imported cases, while 232 are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmissions not epidemiologically linked; 236 are related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, and seven are under investigation.

Three hundred and ninety-four (57 percent) of the confirmed cases are females, and 296 are males.

They range in age from 2 months to 87 years.

The island’s testing numbers are now up to 23,583, with 22,830 negatives, the 690 positives, and 63 pending.

Also, the country continues to see a high level of recovery from COVID-19, with 13 more persons discharged from care recently. Recoveries are now up to 552 or 80 percent.

The COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed in Jamaica on March 10.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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