Jamaica’s coronavirus cases increase to 463

Jamaica has now recorded 31 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 463.

Additionally, two more persons have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 33.

Of the 31 new cases, there are 11 males and 20 females, with ages ranging from eight to 72 years-old. Seven of these new cases are employees of the Alorica call centre in St Catherine, five are contacts of that workplace cluster and 19 are under investigation.

217 of the now 463 COVID-19 cases are related to the Alorica call centre in St Catherine. This include 163 females and 54 males, age ranging from 18 to 53 years-old. They are primarily from the parishes of St Catherine and Kingston and St Andrew.

There are now 35 imported cases; 145 that are contacts of a confirmed case; nine that are local transmission cases which have not been linked to a confirmed case, and 274 that are under investigation. 217 of those under investigation are linked to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine.

So far, 5,215 samples have been tested, and 4,716 of those have returned negative.

There are 433 persons in isolation and 88 in quarantine in a Government facility.