JAMAICA: COVID-19 Tally Now 196, After 23 New Cases In Last 24 hours

Positive blood test result for the new rapidly spreading Coronavirus, originating in Wuhan, China

(Jamaica Observer)

Jamaica now has 196 confirmed cases of COVID-19 following an increase of 23 new cases over the past 24 hours.

There are now 34 imported cases, 43 are contacts of a confirmed case; six are local transmission with no epidemiological link and 113 cases are under investigation. Of the 113 under investigation, 95 are associated with a workplace cluster.

So far, 1,809 samples have been tested:

  • 196 are positive;
  • 1,591 are negative and
  • 22 are pending

Some 686 contacts are being traced by parish health departments across the island, including 179 people associated with the workplace cluster.

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