Saturday 11 July, 2020

Jamaica's COVID-19 cases revised downwards to 12 - Tufton

Dr Christopher Tufton

Dr Christopher Tufton

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica has been reduced downwards from 15 to 12.

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement Monday during a press conference at Jamaica House.

The Ministry of Health had announced Sunday night that preliminary test results had shown that five more persons could be positive for COVID-19. That would have pushed the number of cases to 15. However, Tufton explained that only two of the five came back positive after the confirmatory tests were done.

Meanwhile, 26 persons are in quarantine in government facilities, 42 are in quarantine at home and 23 have been isolated at government facilities.

This is in addition to roughly 12,000 residents who are under quarantine in the communities of Seven and Eight Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew where public health officers have visited some 269 households and conducted interviews with 642 persons.

One person was found to be symptomatic and has since been isolated.

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