Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five more COVID-19 cases in Jamaica - preliminary results

File photo of Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton addressing journalists at a press conference.

File photo of Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton addressing journalists at a press conference.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed that preliminary results indicate five additional novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica.

It would bring the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the island to 15.

In a breakdown of the latest cases, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said two persons are linked to an already confirmed case from the United Kingdom.

He said one patient is a Jamaican with a travel history to Trinidad and Tobago.

Another patient is an American child with travel history that includes Miami, Florida.

The fifth patient is a Kingston-based adult with no travel history but had visitors from the United Kingdom, the health minister said.

Tufton said two other tests - involving patients isolated at the Mandeville Regional and another at the St Ann's Bay Hospital - came back negative.

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