(CMR) Jamaica recorded 527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest number of cases confirmed in a single day since the country recorded its first case last year.
The latest cases have also pushed the country's total confirmed cases beyond 25,000, with 25,303 cases recorded as of Friday.
Over 14,000 persons have recovered from the virus, while there are currently 10,469 active cases of the virus.
Jamaica's death toll as a result of the coronavirus is 446.
Jamaica now expects to receive its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 8. The shipment will be arriving from India, which has donated 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the country.
According to the Jamaica Information Service, the country also expects to receive 14,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week. These were procured under the COVAX Facility – a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines.
Another 1.8 million doses, procured under a deal with the African Medical Supply Platform, are to follow.
The vaccination of Jamaicans is expected to begin 48 hours after the arrival of the first shipment of vaccines on Monday.