COVID-19 cases increase to 55

April 04, 2020

The Health Ministry reports that Jamaica now has fifty-five (55) confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The new additions are:

• A 74-year-old female from Manchester, who is the contact of a confirmed case; and
• A 63-year-old female from Portland, who is under investigation.

They bring to twenty-eight the number of imported cases and to twenty-two the number of import-related cases. Five cases are under investigation.

So far, 30 males and 25 females have tested positive, ranging in ages from twelve 12 to eighty-seven years. The median age is fifty-five years.

There are thirty-nine persons in quarantine in a government facility.

Fifty-five are in isolation.


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