Jamaica has 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases, nightly curfew extended

April 07, 2020

Health Minister Dr Chris Tufton has announced that there are four more cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica. This means there are now 63 cases. The latest four patients are all contacts of a confirmed case in Kingston and St Andrew.

They include two 48-year-old females, a  26-year-old female and a  26-year-old male.

This brings to 30 the number of imported cases, 22 the number of import-related cases and 11 the number of cases under investigation.

The average age of the confirmed patients is 49 years – ranging from a minimum age of 12 to a maximum of 87 years. The median age is 50.

Of the 63 confirmed cases, twenty-nine  are females and thirty-four are males.

Additionally, 100,000 N-95 masks are being donated to the Medical Association of Jamaica to outfit private practitioner, as part of the national COVID-19 national response efforts.

Tufton also added that some 80 medical students have now joined the response team taking calls to the #COVID19 hotline.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government will extend the current islandwide nightly curfew.

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