(CMR) The number of Jamaicans with COVID-19 has jumped this week to a total of eight confirmed cases with the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton planning a press conference for this afternoon.
The breakdown of cases include:
Two males, aged 63 and 67, who came into the island on March 7 from Trinidad, having traveled from Malaysia by way of Dubai and London. They presented themselves at the hospital on March 11.
One male, 36, who traveled from Manchester, England. He was taken to hospital from his hotel via ambulance on March 11.
One male, 31, a Jamaican overseas ship worker who came in from the Canary Islands via Portugal and Miami. He arrived on the island on February 25 and presented to the hospital with symptoms on March 10.
One male, 58, who is the father of the first patient who was confirmed with COVID-19. He was discovered ill at home on March 11.
One female, 34, who is a close contact, also of the first patient who was confirmed with COVID-19 on the island.
Yesterday the Cayman Islands confirmed its first case.