(Jamaica observer)Jamaica recorded its ninth COVID-19 related death. The deceased is a 72-year-old male from Kingston & St. Andrew.
Today’s report from the National Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness has reported that in the last 24 hours, six samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 469.
Of the six (6) new cases, there are four males and two females, with ages ranging from nine to 37 years. All the new cases are from St. Mary and are contacts of a confirmed case.
Jamaica now has 35 imported cases; 161 are contacts of a confirmed case; nine are local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked, and 264 are under investigation. Two hundred and sixteen (216) of those under investigation are linked to the business process outsourcing entity Alorica, located in Portmore, St Catherine.