Jamaica records 30 COVID-19 cases

Jamaica now has 30 confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases.

Included in that number are four new confirmed cases in the last 48 hours, notably:

  • A 87-year-old female from Manchester with a travel history that includes New York;
  • A 51-year-old male from St Catherine with a travel history that includes New York;
  • A 52-year-old male with no travel history, but who is a close contact (husband) of a visitor from Canada, who reported ill upon her return to Canada; and
  • A 56-year-old male from Manchester with no travel history, but who was in contact with tourists from several countries. The investigation on this case continues.

The island has had only one confirmed COVID-19-related death.

Of the now 30 confirmed cases, twenty (20) are imported cases and eight (8) are import-related. Two (2) are under investigation.

Come tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) the communities of 7 & 8 Miles, Bull Bay will be out of quarantine. Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon will remain under quarantine until April 2.

Thirteen (13) persons are under quarantine in a Government facility and 289 are under home quarantine – not including the residents of the communities under quarantine. Forty-seven (47) persons are in isolation.