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🕔Monday August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Eight New Cases Identified

Eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified in the last 24 hours. These bring the island’s tally of cases to 1,031.  Jamaica now has 213 (20.7%) active cases, including six moderately ill patients. Recoveries remained at 745 (72.3% recovery rate) and 59 cases (5.7%) have returned to their countries of… Read More

🕔Sunday August 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update: One More Death, 20 New Cases

The Ministry of Health & Wellness regrets to advise that another COVID-19 positive patient has died. The deceased is a 37 year old male from St. Catherine. This local transmission not epidemiologically linked case brings to 14, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths for the island. At the same time,… Read More

🕔Sunday August 9, 2020

St. Thomas communities quarantined

The communities of Lower Summit, Church Corner and Bamboo River in St. Thomas are now under quarantine. The decision by the health authorities to quarantine the three areas was informed by the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the number persons presenting with symptoms of infection, and the need to… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Friday July 24, 2020

Health Advisory for Hurricane Preparation

The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to advise the public that as you continue to prepare for the impending inclement weather condition/tropical storm/hurricane, the following precautions should be taken regarding food and water safety, persons with chronic illnesses and pregnant women:   Food Safety Do not store food items… Read More

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