Three more persons test positive for COVID-19

by April 2nd, 2020

Jamaica now has 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19.


The National Influenza Centre today (April 2) advised that of the five pending test results from yesterday, two samples tested negative while three are positive for the coronavirus.


The new cases include a couple from St. Elizabeth with a travel history from New York, in the United States.


The woman is 79 years old, while the man is 73 years old.


The other new patient is a 32-year-old male from Portland, with no travel history.


His mode of transmission is under investigation.


The Health Ministry says there are now 27 imported cases, 17 import-related cases, and three cases under investigation.


Meantime, Jamaica has to date tested 476 samples, including those tested for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.


Of that number, 47 samples were positive, 426 were negative, while 3 results are pending.