Jamaica Records Second COVID-19 Death

Second patient released from hospital

There are now 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Additional results received from the National Influenza Centre, showed that of nine pending results, seven samples tested negative, while two were positive for COVID-19.

The two new cases are: • a 48 year old female, from St. Elizabeth with a travel history from Boston/Atlanta, USA. who arrived in the island on March 24 and:

• a 13 year old male from Kingston & St. Andrew. His mode of transmission is under investigation.

There are now twenty-four (24) imported cases, eleven (11) import-related and three (3) cases are under investigation.

The Ministry of Health has also announced the death of a COVID-19 patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Reports are that the patient was found unresponsive and was noted to have had a cardiac arrest.

Resuscitation measures were unsuccessful.

A second patient [Patient 3.1, from St. James] has recovered from COVID-19 and released from hospital.

Globally at least 872,900 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed with at least 43,275 deaths linked to the disease.

To date, there have been two COVID-19 related deaths in Jamaica.

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