Jamaica has confirmed its first imported case of COVID-19 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure at a media conference at his Ministry’s New Kingston Head Office. The patient arrived in Jamaica on March 4th after visiting the UK, presented to the public health system on Match 9, 2020 and has been in isolation.
The patient was admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies, the UHWI. The Health Minister says he’s briefed Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the development.
Watch Press Conference: Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton provides an update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19).
As of Monday, March 9, there were 241 travellers, who visited a country Of interest, before arriving in Jamaica, according to the Minister of Health and Wellness. Notably, among that number, seven (7) persons are in quarantine, while some 23 are in quarantine at government facilities.
In the meantime, there were 105,586 confirmed cases Of COVID-19 globally and 3584 deaths confirmed. Jamaica has no confirmed case Of COVID-19.
On March 7th, the Ministry of Health and Wellness shared a snapshot of Jamaica’s situation as it relates to #COVID19 as well as the global data.
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