Jamaica: COVID-19 tally now 196, after 23 new cases in last 24 hours

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Jamaica: COVID-19 tally now 196, after 23 new cases in last 24 hours

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Jamaica now has 196 confirmed cases of COVID-19 following an increase of 23 new cases over the past 24 hours.

There are now 34 imported cases, 43 are contacts of a confirmed case; six are local transmission with no epidemiological link and 113 cases are under investigation. Of the 113 under investigation, 95 are associated with a workplace cluster.

So far, 1,809 samples have been tested:

196 are positive;
1,591 are negative and
22 are pending
Some 686 contacts are being traced by parish health departments across the island, including 179 people associated with the workplace cluster.

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