COVID-19 cases increase to 47
There are now 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.
Reports from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, are that of the five pending test results from yesterday, three are positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while two samples tested negative.
The new cases are:
• A couple from St Elizabeth with a travel history from New York, female, aged 79, and male aged 73-years-old.
• A 32-year-old male from Portland, with no travel history. His mode of transmission is under investigation.
According to the Ministry there are now 27 imported cases, 17 import-related and three are under investigation.
Jamaica has tested a total of 476 samples, including those tested for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.
Of the 476 samples, three results are pending, while 47 samples were positive, and 426 were negative.
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