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JAMAICA | Jamaica records ninth COVID-19 death - Confirmed cases now 469

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Health
KINGSTON, May 4, 2020 - There are now 469 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica and a 72 year old man has become the country’s ninth COVID-19.

In the latest update concerning the spread of the virus, health officials today reported that there were six new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 469. 

The island now has 35 imported cases; 161 are contacts of a confirmed case; nine are local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked, and 264 are under investigation.

Two hundred and sixteen (216) of those under investigation are linked to the business process outsourcing entity Alorica, located in Portmore, St Catherine.

 Of all the cases in Jamaica, 290 (62%) are females and 179 (38%) are males.

The ages of all the confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

Four hundred and eighteen (418) samples were tested in the last 24 hours at the National Influenza Centre and the National Public Health Laboratory, bringing the total number samples tested to date to 5,633 with 469 positives, 5,126 negatives and 38 samples are pending. 

There are now 439 patients in isolation and 88 are in quarantine at a Government facility.


Last modified onMonday, 04 May 2020 16:19
  • Countries: Jamaica