The country’s ballooning number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 163, with the ministry recording an additional 20 new cases over the last 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health last evening did not immediately provide details surrounding 17 of the confirmed cases but said three of the cases were from the parish of St Catherine.
They are two females, ages 19 and 33, and a 42-year-old male.
“These three cases bring to 33 the number of imported cases; 39 the contacts of a confirmed case; six the number of local transmissions not epidemiologically linked; and 68 under investigation. Sixty-two of that 68 work at Alorica,” the ministry noted in a release to the media yesterday.
“Of those 62 workers, 55 are from St Catherine while four are from Kingston and St Andrew. There is one case each from Clarendon, St Thomas and Portland. Two cases are close contacts of Alorica workers and are from Clarendon,” the ministry further disclosed.
Source – The Gleaner Newspapers