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COVID-19 in Jamaica Update for Tuesday, 7 April 2020

April 7, 2020



There are now sixty-three (63) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. The four (4) new additions from Kingston & St. Andrew are:

  • A 30-year-old male;
  • A 26-year-old female;
  • A 26-year-old male; and
  • A 48-year-old female.


The new cases – all of whom are contacts of a confirmed case from Kingston and St Andrew – bring to 30 the number of imported cases, 22 the number of import-related cases and 11 the number of cases under investigation.


  • The average age of the confirmed patients is 49 years – ranging from a minimum age of 12 to a maximum of 87 years. The median age is 50. 


  • Of the 63 confirmed cases, twenty-nine (29) are females and thirty-four (34) are males.


  • Three (3) patients have died while nine (9) have fully recovered.




In the last few days, we have seen a significant increase in the number of Jamaicans who have reported in to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

  • An estimated 7,000 persons came into the island between March 18 and March 24.


  • 1,500 of that number left the country.


  • Up to the end of last Friday, approximately 1,000 persons had reported into the Ministry.


  • Over the last three days, some 3,500 persons have reported in to the Ministry.


  • Tracking of the remaining 1,000 or so persons is ongoing.  We encourage those individuals to self-report.