COVID-19 cases increase to 47

April 02, 2020

There are now 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

Reports from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, are that of the five pending test results from yesterday, three are positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while two samples tested negative.

The new cases are: 
• A couple from St Elizabeth with a travel history from New York, female, aged 79, and male aged 73-years-old.

• A 32-year-old male from Portland, with no travel history. His mode of transmission is under investigation. 

According to the Ministry there are now 27 imported cases, 17 import-related and three are under investigation.

Jamaica has tested a total of 476 samples, including those tested for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections.

Of the 476 samples, three results are pending, while 47 samples were positive, and 426 were negative.

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