Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Jamaica now has 30 cases of COVID-19

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica now stands at 30. This is an increase of four since the last update on Wednesday.

The announcement was made Friday evening by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, during a press conference at Jamaica House. He said 20 of the cases are imported, with one death. Eight of the cases are import-related, meaning these persons contracted the respiratory virus from one of the imported cases. Two cases are under investigation.

The four additional cases are all males.

They include an 87-year-old from Manchester with a travel history which includes New York; a 51-year-old from St Catherine with a travel history that also includes New York; a 52-year-old with no travel history but who was a close contact of a visitor from Canada who reported ill upon returning to that country; and a 56-year-old from Manchester with no travel history but who was in contact with tourists from several countries.

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