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JUST IN: Jamaica records over 100 new COVID-19 cases; tally now at 1,529

Jamaica’s COVID-19 tally is now at 1,529 following a revelation at a Sunday evening press briefing  by Minister of Health Christopher Tufton that the country had recorded over 100 new cases.

Tufton said that the country had recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

According to the minister, of the newly confirmed cases  68 are females and 48  are males, with ages ranging from 17 to 85 years.

The majority of  the new cases, which amounts to fifty-one (51) were recorded in Kingston and St Andrew, thirty-seven (37) in St Catherine and ten (10) in St Thomas.

The minister further said that one hundred and ten (110) of the new cases were under investigation, five (5) are contacts of confirmed cases and one  (1) was imported from the United Kingdom.

“And this of course, means significant work in contact tracing, which would have commenced once we determined the actual status of this sample. So, we should have started as of now, today,” said Tufton.

Tufton added that as it relates to recoveries two additional cases had recovered and were released from care.

Jamaica currently has 622 (40.7% ) active cases of the coronavirus.



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