COVID-19 Update – 396 Cases

Jamaica now has 396 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with the addition of 32 new positives over the last 48 hours.

Of the 32 new cases, there are 11 males and 21 females, with ages ranging from 1 to 71 years. Fifteen (15) are associated with the workplace cluster in St. Catherine, eleven (11) cases are contacts of confirmed cases, one (1) imported case, and five (5) are under investigation.

Of the 396 confirmed cases up to now, 202 are employees of the workplace cluster in St. Catherine. Their ages range from 18 to 53 years. They include 151 females and 51 males. There are primarily from the parishes of St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew.

Jamaica now has:

  • 35 imported cases;
  • 8 that are local transmission not epidemiologically linked;
  • 108 that are contacts of confirmed case. Of this 108, 43 are contacts of the Alorica employees who have tested positive;
  • 202 that are local transmission related to a workplace cluster; and
  • 43 that are under investigation.


So far, 3,993 samples have been tested. Of the 3,993 tested to date, in addition to the 396 positives:

  • 3,567 are negative; and
  • 30 are pending.

There are 385 persons in isolation and 89 in quarantine in a Government facility. Seven persons have died. Twenty-nine (29) persons have recovered.                                                                                          

Total Samples Tested 3,993
Results Positive 396
Results Negative 3,567
Results Pending 30
Deceased 7
Recovered 29
Number Hospitalised

(Including COVID-19 positive & suspected COVID-19 positive)

Persons Moderately Ill 12
Persons Critically Ill 2
Persons in Facility Isolation

(Outside of hospital)

Persons in Home Isolation 122
Persons in Transitional Facilities 25


Number in Facility Quarantine