Saturday 6 June, 2020

Confirmed Coronavirus cases up to 36; health worker now among tally

There are now 36 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised.

Additional results received at 9pm on Sunday from the National Influenza Centre showed that of the five pending results from that day, three samples tested negative, while two were positive for COVID-19.

The two new cases are:

  1. A 45-year-old female, a healthcare worker who was a contact of a confirmed case and
  2. A 54-year-old female from St Mary. Her mode of transmission is under investigation.

As at Sunday evening, the healthcare worker was said to be in good spirit.

The ministry advised the public that there is no other healthcare worker at present, who is positive for COVID-19.

There are now 23 imported cases of the virus confirmed locally, 11 import-related cases, and two cases are under investigation.

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