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Latest COVID-19 cases linked to non-Jamaicans, island’s tally rises to 721

Jamaica on Friday (July 3) recorded six new coronavirus cases, bringing the island’s total number of cases to 721.

Over the past 4 days, Jamaica has recorded close to 20 new cases of the virus, on June 30 the country surpassed the 700 mark, recording a total of 702 cases. 

According to the Ministry of  Health and Wellness (MOWH), all six cases relate to persons who recently arrived on the island from the United States. 

Five of the six new positive cases relate to non-Jamaicans, three of whom are staying in the parish of Westmoreland. 

Among the latest samples, only one returning  Jamaican national tested positive for COVID-19, the individual is said to reside at an address in Kingston and St Andrew. 

Of the new cases, four are males and two are females, ranging in age from 15 to 40.

Jamaica currently has 137 active coronavirus cases which amounts to 17 per cent, with one moderately ill person.

The island’s coronavirus recovery rate remains at 78 per cent.


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