Friday, May 01, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's now has 432 cases of COVID-19. There were 10 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The new cases are made up of one employee of the business process outsourcing entity Alorica, located in, Portmore, St Catherine, and seven are contacts of Alorica employees.

Two of the cases are under investigation.

There are now 205 confirmed COVID-19 cases related to Alorica. These cases are primarily from the parishes of St Catherine and Kingston and St Andrew.Their ages range from 18 to 53 years. They include 154 females and 51 males.f note following investigations one previously confirmed case was reclassified and placed within Alorica.

At this time, Jamaica has 35 imported cases, 140 cases are contacts of a confirmed case, nine are local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked, and 248 are under investigation (205 of those under investigation are linked to Alorica). Some 266 (62 per cent) of the confirmed cases are females and 166 (38 per cent) are males. The ages of all confirmed cases range from two months to 87 years.

Three hundred and forty-one samples were tested in the last 24 hours at the National Influenza Centre and the National Public Health Laboratory, bringing the total number of samples tested to date to 4,779 with 432 positives, 4,307 negatives and 40 samples pending.

There are now 446 patients in isolation and 88 in quarantine at a Government facility. Eight Jamaicans have died, while two additional patients have recovered and have been released from hospital, bringing the total recovered and released to 31.

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