Jamaica’s COVID-19 Cases Move To 615

Jamaica recorded one new case of the coronavirus on Saturday.

This brings the country’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 615.

The Ministry of Health said the new case, which is imported, is a 63-year-old man of a St Catherine address.

According to the release, the imported case is from the batch of residents who returned to the island via cruise ship.

There are now 114 imported cases.

In addition, 219 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 236 are related to a workplace cluster, and 7 are under investigation.

There are currently two critically ill persons and a total of 185 cases under observation.

There are no moderately ill persons at this time.

Among the confirmed cases 355 are females while 260 are males. They range in age from two months to 87 years.

So far, 16,147 people have been tested.

In addition to the 615 positives, there are 15,487 negatives and 45 pending.

The first confirmed case of the virus in Jamaica was announced on March 10.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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