Update: Almost Half of 125 Coronavirus Cases In Jamaica Linked To Alorica

Update: Almost Half of 125 Coronavirus Cases In Jamaica Linked To Alorica

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness in Jamaica

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Minister of Health and Wellness in Jamaica

According to a document issued by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health & Wellness this afternoon, Jamaica now has 125 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 infections, up from 73 cases just 48 hours ago. This after 31 new cases were traced to the Alorica contact center in Portmore, St. Catherine just yesterday.

There are now 52 cases that the ministry attributes to Alorica contact center employees. Patient ages range from 18 to 34 years in age, and include 11 males and 41 females. 1 victim is from Portland, 1 from Clarendon, 3 from St. Andrew (Kingston), and 47 from St. Catherine (Portmore).

Jamaica’s national influenza center has indicated that 1,391 Coronavirus tests have been conducted, including both COVID-19 and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) resulting in 1,258 negative, 125 positive and 8 pending diagnoses.

21 patients have already recovered from COVID-19 infections in Jamaica, says the ministry, while 5 have died, with the latest being a 63 year old woman who died Tuesday. There are currently 21 people quarantined and 66 patients in isolation. According to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, only one patient is currently on a respirator.

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