Two more COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, Jamaica's total now 32

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Two more COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, Jamaica's total now 32

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Two more COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, Jamaica's total now 32

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health and Wellness is now reporting that there are 32 cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

In a release the health ministry confirmed that they had two new confirmed cases of the coronavirus over the last 24-hours.

The two new cases are:

- A 70-year-old female from St Catherine with no travel history; and

- A 67-year-old female from Kingston with a travel history from the United Kingdom

Of the now 32 confirmed cases, 21 are imported cases and eight are import-related. Three, including the St Catherine female, 70, are under investigation.

Thirty-four people are under quarantine in a Government facility – not including the 140 Cuban health care workers who came into the island on March 21 and who are under quarantine for another seven days.

There are 289 people under home quarantine – not including the residents of Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon who are under community quarantine until April 2. Thirty-eight people are in isolation.

The island has so far tested 257 samples, including 61 that were tested for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections. Thirty-two of the 257 tested positive and 221 tested negative. This represents a positivity yield of 12.5 per cent. Four results are pending.


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