NOW 105: Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases jump by 32 in 24-hour period

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (NIC) has reported Jamaica’s largest increase in a 24-hour cycle of positive tests for COVID-19 of 32.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 105.  

The minister, speaking at a press briefing at Jamaica House informed that of the new lot of 32 positives, five were males and 27 females.

Dr Tufton indicated that the majority of the new positive cases are associated with a business processing outsourcing (BPO) entity located in Portmore, St Catherine with a staff complement of 787.