Jamaica has recorded 16 additional recoveries from COVID-19 and eight new confirmed positive cases.
This brings to 78 the total number of recoveries and to 498 the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The eight new confirmed cases include five males and three females, with ages ranging from 23 to 76 years. Two (2) are imported cases, both of them males, aged 23 and 30 years, from St. Ann.
The two, who are both asymptomatic and in isolation at a Government facility, were among the 122 persons to return to the island recently under the Controlled Re-entry Programme. So far, 101 of those 122 persons have been tested. Ninety-six (96) results are in, including the two (2) positives. Ninety-four (94) are negative and five (5) are pending.
Another two of the newly confirmed cases are a 25-year-old female and a 57-year-old male from the communities under Quarantine in St. Mary.
The communities of Annotto Bay, Dover and Enfield in St. Mary were placed under 14 days’ quarantine, effective Thursday, May 7. The parish health department is conducting contact tracing in the communities.
The total number of samples tested on the island is 6,889, in addition to the 298 positives, there are 6,341 negatives and 50 pending.
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