Jamaica has recorded 12 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) increasing the national tally to 638.
Nine of the 12 newly-confirmed cases are imported cases, with eight entering from the United States.
The other imported case is from Canada.
The update came courtesy of Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton on Thursday afternoon during a digital COVID-19 press briefing from the ministry’s New Kingston offices.
Of the new cases, eight are females, and four are males, with ages ranging from 4 to 65 years.
Four of the newly-diagnosed cases are residents of St James, two in St Ann, one in the Corporate Area, two in Clarendon and one each from St Elizabeth, Manchester and Westmoreland.
The other three cases are contacts of an imported case from the United States.
Of the island’s 638 cases of COVID-19 that have been recorded locally since March, 134 are imported, while 222 are contacts of confirmed cases.
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