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The number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Jamaica has risen to 173 over the last 24 hours.

There are now:

  • 34 imported cases;
  • 25 that are import-related;
  • 6 that are local transmission with no epidemiological link;
  • 14 that are contacts of cases not epidemiologically linked; and
  • 6 that are under investigation.

Eighty-four (84) are Alorica workers and four (4) are contacts of Alorica workers.

The 10 new additions from today and 17 from yesterday include 22 Alorica workers and 2 who are contacts of Alorica workers. Of that 27 in total, 18 are females and 9 are males.

So far, 1,605 samples have been tested:

  • 173 are positive;
  • 1,407 are negative; and
  • 25 are pending.

There are 134 persons in isolation and 31 in quarantine in a Government facility.

Members of the public, including those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, are advised to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19 by:

  • staying at home;
  • avoiding crowded situations; and
  • frequently washing and sanitising hands.

In addition, members of the public are encouraged to cover their mouths and noses if sick or when out in public.

#TanAhYuhYaad #BeatCOVID19

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