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JAMAICA | 471 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 2 new cases

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Health
Featured JAMAICA | 471 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 2 new cases
KINGSTON, May 5, 2020 - Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton says two new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours have increased the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 471.

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton gave the latest statistics at a press conference Monday evening.

He said the two new cases are a 12-year-old male from St. Catherine and a 20 year old female, from Clarendon, who are contacts of a confirmed case.

Dr. Tufton said 221 of the confirmed COVID-19 cases are related to the Alorica call centre in Portmore, St Catherine. The individuals are primarily from the parishes of St Catherine and Kingston and St Andrew, with ages range from 18 to 53 years. They include 166 females and 55 males.

35 cases are imported; 168 are contacts of confirmed cases; nine are local transmission with no epidemiological link; while 38 are under investigation.

Eleven more people have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 49.

Nine people have died.

Dr. Tufton said 291 cases or 62% of confirmed cases are females.

Some 5,830 samples have been tested. Another 39 tests are pending. 

  • Countries: Jamaica