Four additional cases push Jamaica’s COVID-19 count to 69

Jamaica now has 69 cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the confirmation of four additional infections.

The four new positive COVID-19 cases are:

  • A 52-year-old male from Manchester, who is a contact of a confirmed case;
  • A 73-year-old male, from Manchester, who is a contact of a confirmed case;
  • A 46-year-old female from Manchester, who is a contact of a confirmed case;
  • A 19-year-old male from Clarendon, who is under investigation

The four new positive cases bring to 31 the number of imported cases, 25 the number of import-related cases and 13 the number of cases under investigation.

The 13 cases under investigation have been traced to six individuals who have no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 prior to testing positive:

  • One individual from Portland, two of whose contacts have tested positive;
  • One from Kingston and St Andrew with five contacts who have tested positive; and
  • Four other individuals – one from St Mary, one from Clarendon and two from St Catherine.