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Second day in a row, Jamaica sees spike in COVID-19 cases

For the second day in a row, Jamaica has recorded a double-digit increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOWH) late Monday (July 20) said Jamaica had recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases, this is up from Sunday in which 16 new cases were reported.

The new cases bring Jamaica’s tally to a total of 809 cases.

Despite the increase in cases, the country maintains a high 87 per cent recovery rate, as currently there are 63 active cases, the MOWH revealed that the island has no critically ill persons in hospital at this time.

The MOWH noted that the majority of the new cases which amounts to 68 per cent arrived on flights from the United States.

Five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases while one is under investigation.

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