(CMR) The number of positive cases in Jamaica has now risen to 125 as of earlier this afternoon with the country's youngest victim being a 2-year-old male from St. James. Eighteen of the 20 new cases are from the Alorica Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations in St. Catherine, Jamaica.
This brings the total number of confirmed infections at the call center to 52 ranging from 18-34 years old and includes 41 females and 11 males. The vast majority of infected persons in Jamaica are females accounting for 59% of total infections. This outbreak in St. Catherine accounts for the vast majority of the islands 135 cases to date. A total number of 1,391 persons have been tested by The National Influenza Centre and eight samples are pending.
33 cases are imported and 34 are from contacts of persons in Jamaica. The country's health officials continue to trace another 432 close contacts of confirmed cases.
The two-year-old remains the youngest case to date and there is no information on his condition.