A third COVID-19 patient has died in Jamaica and the tally of cases island wide has risen to 44.
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement on Wednesday during a press conference.
Dr Tufton said the six new cases are connected to the initial patient from the Corn Piece community in Clarendon which remains under quarantine.
Of those who have been confirmed to be infected, 24 are imported, 17 are considered import-related and three remain under investigation.
The third COVID-19 related death is that of a 41-year-old male from the parish of Westmoreland who entered the island from the United Kingdom.
He suffered renal failure and died yesterday.
Persons who entered Jamaica on or after March 18 are still being urged to contact the Health Ministry.
Globally, at least 954,397 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed with at least 48,555 deaths linked to the disease.
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