Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Up To 715 Locally

Eight more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the island’s tally to 715.

Among the new cases are two foreigners staying in St. Ann, with the others being Jamaicans from Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine as well as St. Ann.

The update came courtesy of Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton on Thursday evening during a briefing at his ministry.


Minister Tufton also revealed that all the cases are imported – specifically persons arriving on flights from the US.

The cases are comprised of four males and four females, with ages ranging from 21 to 60.

The island’s tally of recoveries from the virus currently stands at 560.

The Health Ministry says there are currently 136 cases with one moderately ill patient.

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