Health Minister Detects 5 New Covid-19 Cases; Totaling 15 Cases in Jamaica

Preliminary results have indicated five additional coronavirus cases in Jamaica.

This would move to 15, the number of cases here.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said two of the cases are linked to a patient who traveled from the United Kingdom.

  • The third patient has a travel history to Trinidad and Tobago and was on the same flight as a confirmed case.
  • The fourth patient is an American child who traveled through Miami.
  • The third and fourth patients are from western Jamaica.
  • The fifth case is a Kingston patient with no travel history, but who recently hosted visitors from the United Kingdom.

In the meantime, the Health Ministry says two other tests returned negative results.

They involve a patient in isolation at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and another at the St Ann's Bay Hospital.

The ministry says it is awaiting the confirmatory results of these tests.


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