Jamaica

Jamaica COVID-19 Cases Now At 350

Jamaica’s Coronavirus cases have now galloped to 350.

The Ministry of Health & Wellness in a report has confirmed that 45 additional people had tested positive for the virus in its latest update.

On Saturday there was a jump of 17 cases, from 288 to 305.

Another jump on Sunday of 45 confirmed cases made it the largest single-day increase so far in Jamaica.

Previously the highest one-day increase was 31 cases.

The 45 new cases are comprised of 19 males and 26 females, who range in age from 1 year to 75 years old.

Eleven of them are employees with the workplace cluster at the BPO firm, Alorica, in St Catherine, 14 are contacts of a confirmed employee at that company, 10 are contacts of a confirmed case, and 10 are under investigation.

One Hundred and Seventy-Eight of the 350 confirmed cases are employees of Alorica.

Overall, Jamaica now has 34 imported cases; nine that are local transmission with no epidemiological link; 178 are local transmission cases related to a workplace cluster; 94 are contacts of a confirmed case and 35 cases are under investigation.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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