(CMR) Jamaica says its five newest cases of the coronavirus, relate to travellers who recently arrived from the United States following the opening of the country's borders.
In a release on Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) said that the country had recorded five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Jamaica to 629.
The release further revealed that all five cases arrived recently on flights from the USA.
” The new cases are a 56-year-old male of a St Catherine address, a 21-year-old female, and a 37-year-old female both of Kingston and St. Andrew addresses, a 37-year-old male of a Clarendon address and a 56-year-old of a Westmoreland address. All five cases arrived recently on flights from the USA, ” read the release.
Jamaica now has 125 imported cases; 219 cases are contacts of confirmed cases; 39 local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked; 236 related to a workplace cluster in St Catherine and 7 under investigation.
According to the MOHW, there is only one patient that remains critically ill of the 165 active cases.
Jamaica has a COVID-19 recovery rate of 72%.