Local coronavirus numbers go up - But island also has another recovery

April 06, 2020
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

Jamaica has recorded three more cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58.

The new cases are: a 41-year-old female from St Ann, with no travel history; her mode of transmission is under investigation; a 52-year-old male from Portland, with a travel history from Brazil; and a 41-year-old female from Clarendon, with a travel history from New York, USA.

There are now 30 imported cases, 22 import-related, and six cases are under investigation. Some 53 per cent of confirmed cases are male. The average age of the confirmed cases is 50.4 years old, while the ages range from 12 to 87 years old.

In the meantime, an eighth patient has recovered and been released from hospital, while five patients are awaiting a second test before release from isolation.

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