COVID Spike Continues; 16 new cases, 8 new Recoveries

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Jamaica recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed positives for the island, to 1,047.

Nine of the 16 newly confirmed cases are males and 7 are females, with ages ranging from 19 to 84 years.

Four of the new cases are of addresses in St. James, three of which are imported, having recently arrived in the island on flights from the Dominican Republic.

The other case is under investigation.

Two of the new cases reside in Clarendon, one of whom is a contact of a confirmed case, while the other is under investigation.

Three of the new cases are from St. Catherine and are under investigation.

Seven of the new cases have addresses in Kingston and St. Andrew and are under investigation.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry reported eight additional recoveries yesterday, bringing the total number for the island to 753