Eight-nine of the 478 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica are people in the 0-19 age bracket.
The disclosure was made by Chief Medical Officer Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie during a virtual press briefing from the Ministry of Health and Wellness head office in New Kingston.
“In the 0-9 age group, we have 35 persons and in the 10-19 age group we have 54 persons,” she said.
Dr Bisasor-McKenzie said that about four children have been hospitalised with the virus and one has died.
Jamaica now has 478 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 186 of which are male and 292 are female. A total of 57 patients have recovered from the virus and nine people have died.