Jamaica has now been placed on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk travel category for COVID-19.
Jamaica was named among fifteen countries to be added to the list at the Level 4 category or very high risk.
The CDC places a destination at Level 4 when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the last 28 days.
The CDC advises travelers to avoid traveling to those countries.
Jamaica’s Ministry of Health & Wellness on Tuesday reported that the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined to 35.7 percent.
Additionally, it reported that 527 cases were confirmed from 2,625 samples.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie has warned that the current surge could be protracted if infections plateau.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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