Jamaica

High Profile Jamaicans Among COVID-19 Cases

Several high-profile Jamaicans have tested positive for the coronavirus, among them:

Olympic legend Usain Bolt

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary

Mayor of Mandeville Donovan Mitchell 

Meanwhile, in its latest report, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that Jamaica had recorded 116 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours.

This brings to 1,529 the total number of cases in Jamaica since the first case was confirmed on March 10.

The newly confirmed cases are 68 females and 48 males with ages ranging from 17 to 85 years.

They were recorded in Kingston & St. Andrew (51), St. Thomas (10), St. Catherine (37), Clarendon (7), St. Elizabeth (1), Hanover(1), St. Ann (2), St Mary (2), Manchester (4) and Westmoreland (1)

Five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases, one was imported from the United Kingdom, and 110 cases are under investigation.

According to the health ministry, there are now 622 (40.7%) active cases under observation.

There are four moderately ill patients and four critically ill at this time, it added.

The ministry also disclosed that, as at 3 p.m., Sunday, of the 315 COVID-19 beds, 73 are currently occupied in hospitals across the island with the largest number of admissions at Kingston Public Hospital and University Hospital of the West Indies.

On March 10, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) confirmed the first case in Jamaica, a female patient who arrived from the United Kingdom on March 4.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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