Jamaica now has 58 Covid cases

by April 5th, 2020

Jamaica’s confirmed coronavirus cases tally has climbed to 58.


According to a statement from the Health Ministry, the National Influenza Centre advised that in the last 24 hours, three samples have tested positive for covid-19.


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.


The Health Ministry said there are now 30 imported cases, 22 import-related and six cases are under investigation.


Some 53 percent of confirmed cases are male, while 47 percent are female.


The average age of the confirmed cases is 50 years old, while the ages range from 12 to 87 years old.


In the meantime, an 8th patient has recovered and been released from hospital.


Another five patients are awaiting a second test before release from isolation.