All Three Patients In Isolation Test Negative For Novel Coronavirus

Three individuals who were placed in isolation for investigation of the Novel Coronavirus have returned negative results.

According to the Ministry of Health & Wellness, the results for the second and third patients were received yesterday (Feb 13) from the Caribbean Public Health Agency, following on the receipt of the first from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday (Feb 12).

Via a release, the ministry said the first patient, who had arrived in Jamaica on January 30, presented at the Annotto Bay Hospital and was later isolated for further investigation.

The public was informed on February 10 and February 12 respectively of the second and third person being put in isolation.

In the case of the second, the individual had an elevated temperature, which was detected while in quarantine.

The third individual was put in isolation after being detected with a fever on arrival at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on February 11.

All three patients will now be discharged, given their negative test results.

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