Saturday 6 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Confirmed cases now up to 34 locally

The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica now stands at 34, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised.

The increase from 32 comes as the National Influenza Centre has reported two positive results from five tests that were pending.

The two new cases are:

  1. A 34-year-old female from St James with a travel history from New York and
  2. A 74-year-old female from St Catherine with a travel history from New York.

The classification of cases shows that 23 are imported cases, 10 are import-related, and one is under investigation.

The island has so far tested 292 samples, including tests for severe acute respiratory infections. Thirty-four of the 292 samples tested positive, and 253 negative. This represents a positivity yield of 11.6 per cent.

Five test results are now pending, with the results soon to be made available, the Health Ministry has indicated.

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