Jamaica Records 30 New COVID-19 Cases In 24-Hr Period

On Thursday (Aug 6), the Ministry of Health and Wellness revealed that Jamaica recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases within a 24-hour period.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 19 are females and 11 are males, with ages ranging from 6 to 87 years. 

Four (4) are imported cases, with addresses in St. James (3) and Clarendon (1). They arrived in the island in early July from the United States. Two (2) of the four (4) have already returned to the United States.

The other 26 cases are from Clarendon (11), St. Thomas (11), Kingston and St. Andrew (2), St. Catherine (1) and St. Mary (1).


Five (5) of the 26 are cases are contacts of confirmed cases and 21 are under investigation.

Currently, there are: • 352 imported cases;

• 278 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases;

• 62 local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked;

• 236 related to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine; and

• 30 cases are under investigation.

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