Sunday 5 April, 2020

Jamaica up to 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19

File photo of Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton addressing journalists at a press conference.

File photo of Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton addressing journalists at a press conference.

Jamaica has now recorded 21 cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

The number of cases increased by two from 19 on Friday.

Jamaica's Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton said 14 of the total cases have been imported. Six involve individuals who came in contact with persons who arrived from overseas while one case is still under investigation.

The latest two cases involve a 61-year-old from Manchester and a 51-year-old man from Westmoreland.

Of the 21 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19, 13 are males and eight are females. The average age of those infected with the disease is 48 years.

Tufton made the announcement at a press conference at Jamaica House on Monday night.

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