18 New COVID-19 Cases; 14 from St Thomas


Eighteen new COVID-19 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, taking Jamaica’s total confirmed cases to 1,065.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases are nine females and nine males, ranging in age from 13 to 60 years.

Among them are two imported cases from the US with addresses in St. Catherine and Clarendon. Fourteen of the new cases were identified from community surveillance activities in St. Thomas and are classified as contacts of a confirmed case.

The other two cases, the ministry said, were identified from general hospital and surveillance activities in St. Catherine and are still under investigation.

There are now 236 active cases, with six moderately ill patients and one critically ill case.

Recoveries remained at 753.