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The covid19 Coronavirus finally made its way into Jamaica, first via two travelers from the UK. Since then (March 10), not only has the quarantined and number of suspected cases continues to rise, we are unfortunately, seeing more confirmed cases.


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And so, as a responsible citizen, and as a duty to my friends, patrons and family inside and outside of Jamaica, I'm providing (in this article), information on the latest developments on this dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus disease in Jamaica.

And to make it easier for you, I am listing the developments in descending chronological order.

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This information, by the way, is not mine, but is the latest, pulled from reputable news sources in Jamaica, including our own health ministry and the Jamaica Information Service.

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  • July 13,2020 (8:00 pm): Today, the island recorded one new case of COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases is now  759. The recovery number is now 628, 8 more than that of yesterday.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1282849576748187650

  • July 12,2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica over the last 24 hours, has recorded NO NEW COVID-19 cases,meaning the number still stands at  758 . Jamaica also recorded 5 new recoveries today. The recovery number stands at 620.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1282452698739150849

  • July 11,2020 (8:00 pm):  In the last 24 hours,Jamaica recorded 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to  758 cases.114 of these are active. Ten recoveries were recorded today, bringing the total to 615.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1282083568546652161

  • July 10, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Jamaica recorded NO NEW cases of covid-19, the number of confirmed cases remains at 753. Two additional recoveries were recorded today. The recovery total now 605.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1281741689699401733 

  • July 9, 2020 (8:00 pm):There are now 753 positive cases of the coronavirus in the island. The recovery number is now 603. Of the 753 confirmed cases, 121 are active. 

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1281368113804713985/photo/1

  • July 8, 2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, Jamaica recorded 6 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed positives to 751. All of which are imported cases. 600 recoveries have been recorded to date.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1281032712569094145

  • July 7, 2020 (8:00 pm):The number of recoveries now stands at 599, eight more than the previous total.The number of confirmed cases now stands at  745 ,eight more than that of yesterday. 

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1280668575758458880

  • July 6, 2020 (8:00 pm): Today, 5 more positive cases were confirmed.The positive number of cases in the island now stands at  737. The recovery number also increased to 591.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1280297031857254400

  • July 5, 2020 (8:00 pm): 732 positive cases of the novel coronavirus have now been recorded in Jamaica. In the last 24 hours, 15 recoveries were added to the previous total.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1279909454641758208

  • July 4, 2020 (8:00 pm):The island recorded 7 additional positive cases to the previous total. The total number of confirmed cases is now  728. The recovery number also increased and now stands at 569 .

    July 4, 2020 (8:00 pm):Thehttps://twitter.com/christufton/status/1279565942872330242

  • July 3, 2020 (8:00 pm):Six new samples tested positive today, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 721. 5 more recoveries were also recorded. The recovery number is now 565.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1279200545300000770

  • July 2, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica now has 715 positive covid-19 cases. The recovery number stands at 560.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1278857053059112960/photo/1

  • July 1, 2020 (8:00 pm): The island now has 707 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Additionally, two patients recovered from the virus bringing the recovery number to 555.

  • Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1278498185217036289

  • June 30, 2020 (8:00 pm): Today, Jamaica recorded four positive coronavirus cases, increasing the number of confirmed cases from 698 to 702 . The number of recoveries remains at 553. One patient is moderately ill.

    Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1278131458666835971

  • June 29, 2020 (8:00 pm): In the last 24 hours, 2 more positive cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded. The total number of confirmed cases is now 698.One more patient recovered from the illness, bringing the recovery number to 553.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1277768135819616256

  • June 28, 2020 (8:00 pm):Today,the island recorded six additional positive cases of the covid-19 illness. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 696. The recovery number remains at 552. The island now has 131 active cases under observation.

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/six-new-covid-19-cases-added-to-jamaicas-total/

  • June 27, 2020 (8:00 pm): There have been 4 new recorded cases of covid 19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the new total to 690. Thirteen more recoveries were recorded. The recovery rate is now at 80% , with 552 recoveries.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1277033589016756228

  • June 26, 2020 (8:00 pm): Two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded today, along with 13 recoveries.There are now 686 confirmed cases in the island. The recovery number is now 539.

    Also, The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA)  began community surveillance activities in Paradise Norwood following the recent confirmation of 12 cases of COVID-19 in that section of St James.


    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1276651031976345600

    Source:http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/12_COVID-19_cases_prompt_community_


  • June 25, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica has recorded 6 new cases and 5 additional recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases is now  684. The total number of recoveries recorded in the island is 526. No patients are in moderate or critical condition.

    Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1276318441255899136


  • June 24, 2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, Jamaica recorded 8 additional covid-19 cases, bringing the number of positive cases to  678 .The island also recorded 3 additional recoveries. The total number of recoveries is now 521. Jamaica currently has 147 active cases.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1275971293851107329/photo/2

  • June 23, 2020 (8:00 pm): Today, Jamaica recorded five new COVID-19 cases and two more recoveries. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 670 while recoveries are up to 518 or 77.3%. Jamaica now has 670 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/jamaica-records-5-new-covid-19-cases-2-more-recoveries/


  • June 22, 2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, 6 new cases were recorded. Four cases are imported, two are import-related. The island has now confirmed 665  cases of the illness.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1275220846626340866

  • June 21,2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, two males tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing Jamaica's total number of cases to 659.54 more recoveries were also recorded, bringing the recovery rate to 78.3% with a total of 516 patients recovered and released from care.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1274861626898997249/photo/1


  • June 20, 2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, 5 new coronavirus cases tested positive, bringing the total number of cases to  657. 4 more recoveries were also recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to 462.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1274488190615855104
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  • June 19, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica has recorded 14 new cases in the last 24 hours, all 14 imported cases are coming from the recent flights from the United States. Jamaica now has 652  cases of the coronavirus.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1274154028792979457/photo/1

  • June 18, 2020 (8:00 pm):In the last 24 hours, Jamaica recorded 12 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.The number of confirmed covid-19 cases in the island now stand at  638. The island also recorded 7 new recoveries today. The new recovery total is now 458.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1273762328610291713

  • June 17, 2020 (8:00 pm):Today, the island recorded 5 new imported cases of the Covid-19 virus, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 626. The recovery number is now 451, two greater than that of yesterday.
    Of the 165 active cases in the island, one patient is critically ill and another is moderately ill.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1273424548503990272/photo/1

  • June 16, 2020 (8:00 pm):Today, June 16th, Jamaica had NO new confirmed cases. This means the number of confirmed cases remains at 621. The island also recorded 19 new recoveries in the last 24 hours. The recovery total now stands at a whopping 449.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1273046786052108288

  • June 15, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica recorded four new imported cases today, bringing the total number of cases to 621.Ten more recoveries were also recorded, bringing the recovery number to 430.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1272661853173354496


  • June 14, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Two new imported cases have been recorded in the past day,bringing the number of cases to 617. The total number of recoveries remain at 420.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1272307990826233856


  • June 13, 2020 (8:00 pm): Today, June 13, 2020, the island recorded coronavirus case number 615 , increasing yesterday's total by 1. Also, three more patients have recovered, bringing the recovery total to 420.

    Source:
    https://www.moh.gov.jm/one-new-covid-19-case-3-more-recoveries-for-jamaica/

  • June 12, 2020 (8:00 pm): In the last 24 hours, the island recorded three (3) new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the island to 614.  There have also been nine (9) new recoveries in the last day. The total number of recovered patients now stands at 417.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1271596420383072258

  • June 11, 2020 (8:00 pm):Jamaica has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 611. All new cases are imported from flights from the US and the UK.Also in the last 24 hours, the island has had ONE additional recovery.

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/six-new-covid-19-cases-one-additional-recovery-in-jamaica/
  • June 10, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Today, June 10th, the country recorded two new recoveries from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 407. NO new cases of coronavirus tested positive in the last 24 hours.

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/12708582948491
     

  • June 9, 2020 (8:00 pm):  In the last 24 hours, six new coronavirus cases tested positive. The total number of confirmed cases is now up to 605. The number of recoveries remains at 405.

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1270484358432948225
  • June 8, 2020 (8:00 pm): Today, Jamaica recorded one new Covid-19 case. The number of positive tests now stands at 599. The number of recoveries in the island still stands at 405.

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-one-new-case-brings-jamaicas-total-to-599/

  • June 7, 2020 (8:00 pm): Two new samples have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 598. One more patient has been counted among the recoveries.

    Source:
    https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-2-new-confirmed-cases-1-more-recovery/

  • June 6, 2020 (8:00 pm):  In the last 24 hours, one coronavirus sample tested positive, which now brings the total number of cases to 596. The country has also recorded 19 new recoveries.The number of recovered patients now stands at 404.Jamaica's testing numbers are now up to 14,223, with 230 new samples tested in the last 24 hours. 

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/19-more-covid-19-recoveries-1-new-confirmed-positive-for-jamaica/
  • June 5, 2020 (8:00 pm): Over the last 24 hours, Jamaica recorded an addition of 4 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 595. Additionally, the country recorded 17 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of recoveries to 385.

    Source:https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-17-more-recoveries-4-new-imported-cases-recorded/
     
  • June 4, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Over the last 24 hours, NO coronavirus tests were positively confirmed. Seven more patients have recovered from the illness. The number of recovered cases now stands at 368.

    Source:https://twitter.com/JamaicaObserver/status/1268688156615942146

  • June 3, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica has  one (1) new confirmed case of the coronavirus which brings the total to 591. The country has also recorded five new recoveries in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of recovered cases to 361.Today, Jamaica also recorded its tenth covid-19 related death. 

    Source:https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1268312067636953110/photo/1

  • June 2, 2020 (8:00 pm): Dr. Christopher Tufton, is reporting that two new samples over the last 24 hours have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jamaica to 590.

    Meanwhile Jamaica has recorded it’s highest number of recoveries in a 24 hour period today with 34 persons recovering from COVID-19! Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1267983811813539841

    And in related  news:

    Come June 15, Jamaica’s border will reopen to non-nationals. According to Tourism Minister, a concept called a travel bubble will be used to determine who will be allowed entry into the country. Source: https://twitter.com/Nationwideradio/status/1267904781034586112

    Finance Minister says thousands of Jamaicans are set to receive their CARE grant allocations between this week and next week. He notes several obstacles to earlier pay outs despite applicants receiving eligibility notifications and alerts. Source: https://twitter.com/Nationwideradio/status/1267915235672948736

    Also, Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton’s has urged the country to brace for a major spike in the number of coronavirus cases. This is so as the country moves to reopen its borders to nationals and non nationals this month. https://twitter.com/Nationwideradio/status/1267591218437001216


  • June 1, 2020 (5:00 pm):  Jamaica over the last 24 hours has recorded 2 new cases of COVID-19, that now brings the total to 588 confirmed cases. Recoveries, are up by 11, bringing the total to 322 recoveries in the island. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1267633171606261762

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  • May 31, 2020 (7:00 pm):  The Health Ministry reported that 21 more persons recovered from the Covid-19 virus in Jamaica, making the total recoveries to date 311. Meanwhile, the total # of cases increased to 586 with five new additions. All 5 new cases are imported from repatriated Jamaicans processed from cruise ships. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1267237116670627841/photo/2


  • May 30, 2020 (7:00 pm)Jamaica recorded 6 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 581 cases. Meanwhile, another patient has recovered over that past 24 hours increasing the total number of recoveries to 290. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1266913194016202758


  • May 29, 2020 (7:00 pm): Seven (7) new cases have been added to the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica. This brings the total number to 575
    619 new samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Note that one positive case was counted twice, hence the decrease from 576 from 575. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1266522521614061571
     

  • May 28, 2020 (8:00 pm): There were no new confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded in the past 24 hours in Jamaica. This is the 4th day since the first case that no new cases were recorded. Meanwhile, there were five additional recoveries.The recovery rate is now at approximately 50 percent. Source: https://twitter.com/AbkaFitzHenley/status/1266141140165812224


  • May 27, 2020 (7:00 pm)According to the Ministry Of Health, in the last 24 hours, recovery numbers climbed to 279 as 12 more patients were released from isolation today. Meanwhile, five (5) samples have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569. Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-12-more-recoveries-recorded-today/


  • May 26, 2020 (8:00 pm)8 new cases of the coronavirus is now confirmed in past 24 hrs in Jamaica, brining the number to 564. Seven of those new cases from ship which had docked in Falmouth. That means 19 people from the ship have now tested positive.  Meanwhile 29 additional persons have recovered. Source: https://twitter.com/AbkaFitzHenley/status/1265429277765513223


  • May 25, 2020 (8:00 pm): The total number of coronavirus in Jamaica has increased to 556 with the addition of four new confirmed cases. There is now one critically-ill patient in a total of 309 active cases. Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-27-more-recoveries-recorded-today/

  • May 24, 2020 (8:00 pm): Two new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Jamaica today. This brings the total number to 552.
    There were also eleven (11)  new recoveries as well.
    Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-recoveries-up-by-11-with-2-new-covid-19-cases/

  • May 23, 2020 (8:00 pm): Dr. Christopher Tufton, on his Twitter page, reported that Jamaica now has 550 total confirmed cases with the addition of six (6) new confirmed cases.

    Five of the six are repatriated Jamaicans with four them stemming from the samples collected at Falmouth cruise ship pier. 

    Meanwhile the island is celebrating 200 recoveries to date, with nine additional persons release from state care. 
    Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1264345965647011841/photo/1

  • May 22, 2020 (8:00 pm): Ten new cases, but 10 additional recoveries: The total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica now stands at 544.

    Five of the new cases are repatriated Jamaicans who arrived on the cruise ship in Falmouth recently. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1263980040448065542/photo/1


  • May 21, 2020 (8:00 pm): Five additional persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in Jamaica, taking the total now to 534. 

    Two of the new cases are persons who were repatriated from the UK on May 7. The others are from Kingston, St. Mary and Portland. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1263607295356919810/photo/1


  • May 20, 2020 (8:00 pm): Nine new cases of the novel coronavirus in Jamaica have been reported, brining the count to 529.

    Six of these nine cases are males are persons who repatriated from the UK,  two are linked to the St. Catherine Workplace, and one is linked to a confirmed case. There have been 26 additional recoveries. Source: https://nationwideradiojm.com/9-new-covid-19-cases-26-new-recoveries/

  • May 19, 2020 (8:00 pm): According to a release from the Health Ministry, for a second consecutive day, we recorded no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica remains at 520.

    Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-jamaica-records-14-more-recoveries-and-zero-new-cases/

  • May 18, 2020 (8:00 pm): No report of new cases of covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica.


  • May 17, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Health Ministry reported that six (6) more patients have recovered and have been released from isolation, bringing that total to 127. Also we now have 520 COVID-19 cases with the addition of 3.

    The 3 new cases are imported and are from the cohort of Jamaicans who returned to the island from the USA on May 13. See the dashboard below.

    Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1262196414962192385
  • May 16, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Jamaica recorded six (6|) new cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica brining the count to  517 . Receoveries remain at 121. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1261788044128071680/photo/1


  • May 15, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Today we recorded two new cases and 3 new recoveries. The total recorded number or coronavirus in Jamaica is now 511  while the total recoveries to date is 121: Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1261451763846189056/photo/1


  • May 14, 2020 (8:00 pm):  For the first time in exactly 50 days, we have not recorded any new cases of the covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica! Meanwhile 5 more persons have recovered, bringing that number to 118 from 113. Source: https://jis.gov.jm/jamaica-reports-first-day-with-no-new-covid-19-cases-recoveries-up-to-118/


  • May 13, 2020 (8:00 pm):  Two additional positive cases have moved Jamaica's covid-19 count to 509

    The newly confirmed cases are males, 48 and 74 years old from St. Catherine and Kingston & St. Andrew, respectively. One is a contact of a confirmed case related to the workplace cluster in Pormore, St. Catherine and the other case is under investigation.

    Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1260702198335504390



  • May 12, 2020 (8:00 pm):  In another press release today, the Health Ministry reported that, over the last 24 hours, Jamaica  recorded two (2) additional cases of the covid19 coronavirus bringing the count to 507.

    Quite significant though, is the fact that the country has recorded 100 recoveries. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1260365657109078017/photo/2


  • May 11, 2020 (8:00 pm):  The Health Ministry reported 3 new positive cases f the coronavirus in Jamaica, bringing the number to  505 Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1260016545603846146/photo/1


  • May 10, 2020 (8:00 pm):  4 additional positive cases have brought the number of positive Covid19 cases in Jamaica to jump to 502. There were also 12 new recoveries bringing that total to 90. Source: https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1259690205428289536/photo/1

  • May 9, 2020 (10:00 pm):  The Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, via his Twitter handle reported eight (8) additional positive cases of the covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica, bringing the total to 498. There has also been 16 new recoveries as well. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1259311968483258369/photo/3

  • May 8, 2020 (6:00 pm):  At 3 pm today, The Ministry Of Health reported two (2) additional positive cases of the covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica, bringing the total to 490. Four additional persons have reportedly recovered as  Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1258893932823543808

  • May 7, 2020 (7:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health reported 10 new cases of the covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica bringing the total to 488. Meanwhile, one (1) additional person has recovered; 58 recoveries in total. 224 of the 488 is reportedly related to St. Catherine work place cluster. Source: https://twitter.com/AbkaFitzHenley/status/1258542411904479233

  • May 7, 2020 (9:00 am):Annotto Bay in St. Mary along with the communities of Dover and Enfield in the parish now under a 14 day Quarantine. Details here: https://twitter.com/AbkaFitzHenley/status/1258391548338855938

  • May 6, 2020 (8:00 pm): Five additional persons have returned positive results for the covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica over the last 24, bring the count to 478.  So far 6095 samples have been tested in the island (5576 were negative and 41 are still pending. Meanwhile, the total recovery count moved to 57. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1258173415820800000


  • May 5, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Health Ministry reported that two additional cases have returned positive over the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of coronavirus in Jamaica to 473 , meanwhile 7 additional persons have reportedly been recovered, bringing that count to 56. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1257865480276111362


  • May 4, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Health Minister, in a press conference today, reported the addition of 2 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica over the last 24 hours. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 471 - 56 days since the first case was recorded (Mar 10)

    The PM also announced the extension of restrictions in a number of areas, including the fact that schools will remain physically closed for the rest of this school year.

    You can watch the replay of the press meeting here via JIS on YouTube.... see below.
  • May 3, 2020 (8:00 pm): There are now 469 confirmed cases of the Covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica with the addition of 6 new positives in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest number recorded since the workplace cluster was identified, meanwhile, one additional death has been recorded.

  • Source:https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1257100217209556995


  • May 2, 2020 (8:00 pm): There  are now 463 confirmed cases of the Covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica with the addition of 31 new positives in the last 24 hours. 7 of the 31 mew cases are employees of the workplace cluster (Alorica) and 5 are contacts of cases from the same workplace.

    Source:https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1256747916817031168/photo/1


  • May 1, 2020 (6:53 pm): According to the Ministry Of Health, an additional 10 cases of the Covid19 Coronavirus have been confirmed in Jamaica over the last 24 hours. This brings the total number to 432. There were also two (2) additional recoveries.

    Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1256371254094897152/photo/1


  • April 30, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health reported that 26 of the samples tested in the last 24 hours have tested positive for the Covid19 Coronavirus in Jamaica. 

    This brought the number of cases in the island to 422. There was also one additional death, bringing that number to 8. The deceased is a 63 year old female who was a contact of a confirmed case. 

    Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1256022303953104898/photo/1
  • April 29, 2020 (5:50 pm): In another press conference this afternoon, Dr. Christopher Tufton reported that the number of confirmed cases of Covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica have increased to 396 with an increase of 32 new cases over the last 48 hours.

    You can watch the full replay on JIS' YouTube channel (link below).

  • April 27, 2020 (7:00 pm): Health Minister, in another press conference with the PM today, indicated that the total number of cases in Jamaica increased to 364. 16 new cases were added during the past 24 hours.

    Please note that the earlier report of 350 cases was corrected to read 348 as two of those cases were second samples and so were already reported, according to him. More here: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1254947396586536961


  • April 26, 2020 (8:00 pm)The number of confirmed cases of the Covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica jumped by 45 in the last 24 hours, now totalling 350. 395 samples were tested. See pic below. This was reported by the Ministry Of Health in a tweet earlier. Full details here: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1254594553316868096
  • April 25, 2020 (9:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health and Wellness just tweeted that an additional 17 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the count to 305.  Twelve of the seventeen are directly related to the workplace cluster aforementioned. Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1254222127420641280

  • April 24, 2020 (7:00 pm): With increased testing capacity, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Jamaica continues to rise, jumping by another 31 today and bringing the total now to 288

    The majority of these new additions, again, are linked to the aforementioned call center in the Portmore (St. Catherine) area. Meanwhile another person, a four-year old child who contracted the virus died, bringing that count to seven (7). Details can be found on the Ministry Of Health website at: https://www.moh.gov.jm/288-covid-19-cases-in-jamaica/


  • April 23, 2020 (8:42 pm): The Health Minister, on his Twitter page, reported another 5 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica. This brings the total number in the island to 257.  The total number of persons recovered and released is now at 28.  Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1253484393043296256


  • April 22, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health and Wellness reported another nineteen (19) additional cases of the Covid19 coronavirus in Jamaica during the last twenty-four hours. This brings the total to 252.  Source: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1253150478319398912
  • April 21, 2020 (6:00 pm): Another 10 persons have been added to the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in Jamaica in the last 24 hours. This brings the total to 233.

    This ten includes five (5) cases from the Ministry Of Health who were contacts of the original case at the ministry. Meanwhile the number of deaths is now at 6. Further details here:  
    https://twitter.com/Nationwideradio/status/1252757959236608005/photo/1

  • April 20, 2020 (7:00 pm): At a press conference this afternoon, the Health Minister reported that an addition 27 confirmed cases have been added to Jamaica's Covid19 count. That brings the total to 223. Twenty six of the new cases are linked to the Alorica call center.  Read my summary here.

    You can also watch the full press briefing below. 

  • April 19, 2020 (8:00 pm): Jamaica's Covid19 cases inches closer to the 200 mark as a total of 196 cases have now been confirmed in the island.

    This is an additional
    23 from the count yesterday. Most of these new confirmed cases apparently are traced back to the Alorica call center in St. Catherine.

    Details can be found at the Minister Of Health's twitter page at 
    https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1252039350562496512/photo/1



  • April 18, 2020 (8:00 pm): Another 10 persons have been added to the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in Jamaica in the last 24 hours. The total is now at 173. Details can be found at the Ministry Of Health's twitter page here: https://twitter.com/themohwgovjm/status/1251682541511327745/photo/1
coronavirus_in_jamaica_173_cases_april_18_8pm
  • April 17, 2020 (8:00 pm): In a breaking news item, another 20 persons have been added to the number of confirmed cases Covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica, bringing the total to 163. Details of the press release can be found here: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1251315772464431107


  • April 16, 2020 (11:00 am): Another 18 more confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in the island, bringing the total to 143 , that's eventually doubling the total it was in just three days.  It is believed that the majority of these are related to the Alorica call center in Portmore. Source: https://twitter.com/hashtag/Alorica?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


  • April 15, 2020 (4:00 pm): 20 more confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in the island, bringing the total to 125 . 18 of these new cases are also from the Alorica call center in Portmore that recorded over 30 cases yesterday. Source: https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1250518315056988163?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


  • April 14, 2020 (7:00 pm): The number of confirmed cases have jumped to 105 in Jamaica.

    A call center in Portmore was responsible for the majority of the new cases. As a result, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered a lockdown of the entire parish for seven (7) days, in the first instance. Read the full story here.


  • April 13, 2020 (7:00 pm): There are now 73 cases of the Coronavirus in Jamaica. The latest is a 57 year old man from the corporate area. He has no travel history, but who is reported to be a contact of an earlier confirmed case. Source: https://twitter.com/AbkaFitzHenley/status/1249832915648876544/photo/1
coronavirus_in_jamaica_73_cases_april13_2020
  • April 12, 2020 (6:24 pm): The Health Ministry just reported that three (3) more persons have been added to the number of confirmed cases, bringing the total now to 72.  The number of recovered persons have increased to 16.
    Source: https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1249493510065184774/photo/1


  • April 12, 2020 (7:00 am): The number of cases of the Coronavirus in Jamaica has moved to 69 ; there were four new additions. Meanwhile the number of recovered stands at 13. The number of deaths remains at 4. Source: https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/


  • April 11, 2020 (7:00 am): The Ministry Of Health reported last evening that another two cases of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in Jamaica. The total is now 65 . They are a 50-year-old female from St James with a travel history from New York; and a female, 21-years old, from St Catherine who is under investigation Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/65-confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-jamaica/


  • April 10, 2020 (7:00 pm): For the third consecutive day, Jamaica has zero (0) new cases of the Covid19 Coronavirus. The total remains at 63 confirmed cases, but one more of the original cases died, bringing that count to 4. The number of recovered persons stands at nine (9). Source: TVJ News

  • April 7, 2020 (6:00 pm): There are now 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. This last four are all from Kingston and St. Andrew addresses, ages 30 (male), 26 (female), 26 (male) and 48  (female). Meawhile another person has reportedly recovered, bringing the total to 9. Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-in-jamaica-update-for-tuesday-7-april-2020/


  • April 6, 2020 (6:00 pm): There are now 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. The latest addition is a 43 year old man from Portland. Meanwhile the number of persons who have recovered so far is at 8, while three have died. Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/jamaica-has-59-confirmed-covid-19-cases/


  • April 5, 2020 (5:00 pm): The National Influenza Center advised the Ministry Of Health that three additional samples have tested positive for the COVID19 virus in Jamaica. The total is now 58.  Source: MOH https://twitter.com/christufton/status/1246908535054708736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw/

  • April 4, 2020 (6:00 pm): The cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica has increased to 55.  Source: MOH https://www.moh.gov.jm/55-confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-jamaica/
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  • April 3, 2020 (5:00 pm): Jamaica now has 53 cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Six (6) more were added to the list. 

  • Meanwhile the government gets tougher on travellers who fail to report to the Ministry Of Health.  Read more here


  • April 2, 2020 (3:00 pm): The number of confirmed cases have jumped to 47 in Jamaica. See the full press release here.


  • April 1, 2020 (5:00 pm): The number of confirmed cases of covid19 in Jamaica jumped to 44. The six new cases are all from the CornPiece community of Clarendon that is under quarantine.

    Meanwhile a third person, a 44 year old male from Westmoreland became the third person to die from the #coronavirus in Jamaica. Source: Ministry Of Health Press Release


  • March 31, 2020 (9:00 pm): Two additional cases confirmed for the corona virus in Jamaica. This brings the total number of case to 38.

    A female from St. Elizabeth with a travel history from a affected country and a 13 year old boy are the latest additions. The boy's mode of transmission is under investigation. 

    Meanwhile, one person who was said to be recovering from the virus died at the University Hospital, bringing the Covid-19 related deaths to two (2) in Jamaica. It was reported that he died from a heart attack. 

    We recorded our first Covid-19 related death on March 18. He was a 79 year-old man from Clarendon, who returned from New York.


  • March 31, 2020 (9:46 am): First person to recover from Covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica was released from hospital on Sunday.  Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/first-person-to-recover-from-covid-19-in-jamaica-released-from-hospital


  • March 30, 2020 (7:00 pm): Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced a 7-day all-island curfew, starting April 1. Read more here.


  • March 29, 2020 (7:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health, in another press release, announced that the confirmed cases of the covid19 coronavirus here stands at 36.

    The additional two are both females; one a 45 year old health care worker who came in contact with a confirmed case and the other, 54 years old from St. Mary, that mode of transmission is been investigated.

    Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/36-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-in-jamaica-healthcare-worker-tests-positive/


  • March 29, 2020 (7:00 pm): The Ministry Of Health Reported that the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 coronavirus in Jamaica now stands at 34.

    The two cases were a 34 year-old female from St. James and a 74-year-old female from in St. Catherine, both with travel history from New York, USA.
  • Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/covid-19-update-jamaica-now-has-34-cases/



  • March 28, 2020 (7:00 pm): The Health Ministry is reporting that there are now 32 confirmed cases of the covid 19 corona virus in Jamaica.

    The two cases are both elderly females, one (from Kingstons) with a travel history from the UK and the other with no travel history (St. Catherine). 
  • Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/jamaica-records-32-covid-19-cases/

  • March 27, 2020 (7:00 pm): In another press briefing today, the health minister reported that Jamaica now has 30 confirmed cases of the covid19 coronavirus. 4 was added to the number reported two days ago. Meanwhile the quarantine on Bull Bay has been lifted.

    Source: https://jis.gov.jm/country-records-30-cases-of-covid-19/


  • March 25, 2020 (7:00 pm): Another case was recorded today in Jamaica bring the total confirmed cases to 26Source: TVJ News


  • March 24, 2020 (8:00 pm): The Ministry of Health reported that four (4) new cases of the corona virus was confirmed in Jamaica. This brings the total confirmed now to 25.  See snapshot below. Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/jamaica-records-25-cases-of-covid-19/
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  • March 23, 2020 (7:20 pm): Prime Minister, Andrew Holness announced additional Covid-19 related restrictions and directives for Jamaicans. Read the restrictions here.


  • March 23, 2020 (7:00 pm): Health Minister Christopher Tufton confirmed that there are now 21 confirmed cases of Covid19 in Jamaica. Source: TVJ YouTube Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU8p_OKLU2Y


  • March 21, 2020 (11:59 pm): Jamaica's borders closed to passenger entry for 14 days. Source: Port Authority Of Jamaica
Jamaica's borders closed to passenger entry for 14 days
  • March 20, 2020 (7:00 pm): The Prime Minister announce that there were three additional confirmed cases of Covid19, bringing the total cases to 19 .  

    Meanwhile passengers on three JetBlue flights are asked to contact the Ministry Of Health immediately 
    Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/19-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed


  • March 18, 2020 (7:00 pm): PM Andrew Holness announce that there are now 16 confirmed cases of Covid19 in Jamaica.  Also Cornpiece settlement in Clarendon is now under quarantine. Source: Television Jamaica, Prime Time News.


  • March 18, 2020 (7:00 am): Jamaica recorded its first covid19 related death today. Also, the official count is now 14 confirmed cases. Source: Television Jamaica, Prime Time News.


  • March 17, 2020 (7:00 pm): In the press conference earlier, today, Minister Of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton indicated that one more patient was confirmed with the coronavirus. The official count is now 13 confirmed cases. Source: RJR News


  • March 16, 2020 (7:00 pm): In a press conference, Prime Minister announced that all non-essential service must be done from home for the next five seven (7) days. And there are more restrictions, read more here.


  • March 16, 2020 (6:00 pm): An adjustment was done. We now have twelve (12) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.  Three of the five earlier mentioned came back negative in the confirmation test.

    Source: https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1239689174678212611


  • March 16, 2020 (7:00 am): The Ministry of Health & Wellness reported that there are now fifteen (15) cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.  Another 5 cases were added earlier today, two from Western Jamaica.

    There are now 40 persons in isolation and 42 quarantined at home in Jamaica. Meanwhile, 
    Immigration personnel at our airports have intensified the screening of passengers coming into the country. Source: The Ministry Of Health

    These two were part of a group of 19 persons who were tested by National Influenza Centre in preceding 24 hours. The other 17 tested were negative.tod
    ay. Source: Ministry Of Health


  • March 15, 2020 (7:00am): The Ministry of Health & Wellness reported that there are two (2) new cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

    These two were part of a group of 19 persons who were tested by National Influenza Centre in preceding 24 hours. The other 17 tested were negative today. Source: Ministry Of Health


  • March 14, 2020 (7:00pm): The Ministry Of Health is reportedly asking all persons who arrived in Jamaica from the UK in the last 14 days to self report to the ministry, asap.  Sabbath worship impacted by low turnout today. Source: TVJ News


  • March 13, 2020 (7:20pm): Jamaica Declared a Disaster Area | The 7 and 8 miles area of Bull Bay quarantined. Read the full story hereSource: https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1238606421949730816

  • March 13, 2020 (7:00am): 6 new cases of the Covid19 corona virus have been confirmed in Jamaica. This brings the total number of cases to eight (8) in Jamaica. Read more here.  Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/six-new-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed


  • March 12, 2020 : Schools ordered close by PM | Panic Buying | Shortage of Cleaning and Sanitation equipment & New contact numbers.  Read more here.


  • March 11, 2020 (4:30pm): Dr. Christopher Tufton has just tweeted that a second case of coronavirus was registered in Jamaica today. Source: RJR News


  • March 10, 2020: At 12:00pm, March 10, the health ministry reported its first case of coronavirus in Jamaica. Read more here.

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  • March 3, 2020: Spring break activities are still on, but organizers stay on alert. 

    Source: http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200303/no-break-spring-break-due-covid-19-event-promoters-stay-alert

  • March 2, 2020: The parliamentary opposition, the People's National Party, reported that it stands ready to aid in the fight against the Coronavirus in Jamaica.  Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200302/pnp-ready-help-coronavirus-crisis-fight-phillips


  • March 2, 2020: More passengers prevented from disembarking cruise ship in Ocho Rios again today.  Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/several-people-not-allowed-to-disembark-cruise-ship-docked-at-ocho-rios-port


  • March 2, 2020The Jamaica Employment Federation warns of major economic fallout if the corona virus reaches Jamaica.  Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/jef-warns-of-economic-fallout-if-coronavirus-reaches-jamaica

  • March 1, 2020: The first confirmed case of the Coronavirus in the Caribbean was recorded in the Dominica Republic today. 

    The victim was said to be a 62-year-old Italian man that arrived in the country on Feb. 22 who not showing any symptoms. He was receiving treatment in isolation at a military hospital. Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2020/03/
    01/coronavirus-dominican-republic-reports-first-case/4923127002/

  • February 29, 2020: The UK's Mirror reported that crew members on the MSC Meraviglia, that was not allowed to dock in Jamaica on February 25, had pepper sprayed brawlers on the ship. 

    The affected passengers were reportedly angry about been locked on-board. Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/coronavirus-cruise-ship-crew-pepper-21604587


  • February 28, 2020: A cruise ship, with Italian passengers on board, was permitted to dock at the Ocho Rios pier after Ministry Of Health personnel determined that the visiting passengers would not pose a public health risk. 

    It caused some panic and confusion, we were told, especially at the Craft Markets.
  • Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/cruise-ship-with-italian-passengers-permitted-to-dock-at-ocho-rios-port
  • February 28, 2020:  Following his previous announcement on February 5, the Health Minister reported that the National Coordinating Committee was put in place.

    The committee is co-chaired by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie and comprise stakeholders from industry, the public sector and civil society. It will have its first meeting early next week. Source: https://www.eturbonews.com/565121/statement-from-jamaica-on-coronavirus/


  • February 28, 2020: The University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported a task force was established to assist with the efforts of the region’s public health providers. They will provide the scientific data on the virus and work with the governments in developing effective strategies. Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200228/uwi-establishes-coronavirus-task-force


  • February 27, 2020: Dr. Christopher Tufton, Health Minister, announced travel restrictions on four (4) additional countries which have cases of the coronavirus.
    The countries are Italy, South Korea, Singapore and Iran. Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/jamaica-restricts-travel-to-four-more-countries-affected-by-coronavirus


  • February 27, 2020: Loop News reported that some port authority workers in Jamaica were offered the option of either redundancy or reduced pay as work at the ports declined because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Source: https://www.loopjamaica.com/content/port-workers-jamaica-offered-reduced-pay-shipping-declines
  • February 26, 2020.  Time Magazine reported that The MSC Meraviglia cruise ship from MSC Cruise that was denied docking access here in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands amid fears of COVID-19, was allowed to docked at Cozumel in Mexico. 
    Source: https://time.com/5790955/cruise-ship-coronavirus-jamaica-cayman-islands/ and https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/travel/cruise-ship-corona.html

  • February 25, 2020: The ministry of health reported that the crew member on the cruise ship that docked off the coast of Ocho Rios pier was placed in isolation after displaying high fever. 

    The person, of Asian descent, had traveled to that continent recently.  Source: http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/sick-crew-member-cruise-ship-near-ocho-rios-placed-isolation


  • February 25, 2020: Jamaica denied a cruise ship access to dock in Ocho Rios over coronavirus fears. The cruise ship (The MSC Meraviglia from MSC Cruises) had more than 6000 persons (4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members). Source: http://nationwideradiojm.com/jamaica-denies-cruise-ship-access-over-coronavirus-fears/

  • February 20, 2020: The St. Ann Health Department reported that the parish is 'ready' for the coronavirus.
    Source: https://jis.gov.jm/st-ann-ready-for-coronavirus/

  • February 17, 2020: Up to yesterday, February 16, seven persons remained quarantined in Jamaica out of an abundance of caution but none were in isolation. 
    Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200218/jamaica-test-ready-coronavirus-officials-say

  • February 17,  2020: Dr. Christopher Tufton, disclosed that we can now test for the coronavirus in Jamaica during a tour of the National Influenza Centre at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Source: https://jis.gov.jm/jamaica-can-now-test-for-coronavirus/ 

  • February 13, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported that a third person (Jamaican) has been put in isolation following arrival into the island at the Sangster International Airport on Tuesday, February 11. Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Third_Jamaican_isolated,
    _first_tests_negative_for_novel_coronavirus?profile=1228

  • February 13, 2020: The Health ministry advised the public that the results for the first patient, who was placed in isolation came back negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID19). Source: https://www.moh.gov.jm/patient-tests-negative-for-novel-coronavirus-a-third-jamaican-isolated/


  • February 11, 2020: The Health Ministry reported that representatives from The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) would arrive in the island tomorrow (Feb 12) to train local health workers on how to test for the coronavirus in Jamaica. Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Jamaicans_to
    _be_trained_by_PAHO_to_test_for_coronavirus?profile=1228


  • February 11, 2020: Speaking at a town hall meeting, Dr. Christopher Tufton assured residents of Vineyard Town that they are at no increase health risk if a quarantine center was set up at the St. Joseph’s Hospital. Source: https://jis.gov.jm/health-minister-assures-residents-of-vineyard-town/

  • February 10, 2020: The Jamaican health authorities reported that a patient who was being quarantined after returning home from China is now showing a "progression of symptoms" of the Coronavirus.

    The patient was quarantined late last month in response to the Coronavirus that has had already killed close to 1,000 persons and infected thousands more in China. Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200210/jamaican-isolated-after-symptoms-progress-amid-coronavirus-concern


  • February 3, 2020: A WestJet passenger plane that left Canada, bound for Montego Bay, was diverted to Toronto after a passenger claimed he had the Coronavirus. It turned out that it was a prank. The man was arrested and charged with mischief. Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/coronavirus-prank-forces-jamaica-bound-flight-back-to-canada_186385?profile=1373


  • February 1, 2020: The Government of Jamaica imposed travel restrictions on all flights to and from China. Jamaicans were also advised not to travel there. Source: https://jis.gov.jm/health-minister-announces-travel-restriction-to-and-from-china/

  • January 31, 2020: Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the country is in readiness mode for the coronavirus, both at hospital and ports of entry.

    He made the revelation following a tour of the isolation facilities at the National Chest Hospital and the Norman Manley International Airport, yesterday,  January 30, Dr. Tufton. Source: https://jis.gov.jm/jamaica-prepared-to-handle-coronavirus/

  • January 31, 2020: Jamaicans students in China, particularly, those in the isolated Hubei province, indicated they wanted to come home as disease that has so far spread to 18 countries. Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/jamaicans-at-epicentre-of-coronavirus-want-to-come-home_186035

  • January 31, 2020: Jamaica's Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton reported that there is no case of the coronavirus in Jamaica.  

    But he said that out of an abundance of caution, tests are being carried out on the individual who came from China approximately two weeks ago and who has been experiencing flu-like symptoms.  Source: https://britishlinkz.com/news-entertainment/caribbean-news/dr-chris-tufton-says-no-case-of-coronavirus-travel-advisory-issued-for-travel-to-jamaica-from-china/

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How Can I Protect Myself from The Coronavirus?

Generally,  the first recommendation is to reduce exposure to the virus. Additionally, basic hand wash, respiratory hygiene, and food safety practices are suggested.

The following information was extracted from the Ministry of Heath...

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  • Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing and sneezing. Be sure to throw away the tissue away immediately and wash hands.

  • Avoid close contact, when possible, with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

  • If you have fever, cough and experience difficulty breathing, you should seek medical attention immediately and share your travel history with your doctor.

  • Raw meat or under-cooked animal products should be avoided. Also, raw meat, milk and animal organs should be handled with  utmost care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods.

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YOUR Thoughts?

So what do you think of this dreaded disease?

Do you think we can, and need to, do more? If so, what can we do different, or better? I welcome you comments below.

Other References To Coronavirus In Jamaica

  1. "CDC confirms second U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin as World Health Organization raises global risk level to very high", https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-outbreak-death-toll-infections-latest-news-updates-2020-02-28/

  2. "Health & Wellness", Jamaica Information Service, https://jis.gov.jm/category/health/, Accessed February 29, 2020

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