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COVID-19 Update: 196 Confirmed Cases in Jamaica

April 20, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Sunday, April 19, 2020: The National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that 23 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 196.


There are now 34 imported cases; 43 are contacts of a confirmed case; 6 are local transmission with no epidemiological link; and 113 cases are under investigation. Of the 113 under investigation, 95 cases are associated with a workplace cluster.


So far, 1,809 samples have been tested; 196 were positive; 1,591 were negative and 22 samples are pending.


There are now 119 persons in isolation and 38 in quarantine in a Government facility.


Some 686 contacts are being traced by the parish health departments across the island, including 179 persons associated with the workplace cluster.