Jamaica Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Now 223
By: T. Chapman
COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Jamaica.
The number of cases has risen to 223, an increase of 27 new cases – 19 females, 8 males) in the last 24 hours.
Earlier today, Minister of Health and Wellness. Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement at today’s press briefing at Jamaica House.
Of the 27 cases, 26 cases are linked to the business process outsourcing (BPO) entity Alorica in Portmore, St Catherine.
As of now, there are:
– 34 imported cases,
– 6 are local transmissions with no epidemiological link,
– 47 are contacts of confirmed cases,
– 136 are under investigation
According to the Ministry, of the 136 cases under investigation 120 are associated with the Alorica BPO.
Jamaica’s death toll remains at 5.