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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