JAM | Dec 1, 2023

COVID Update | Zero infection in most parishes

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Jamaica seems to be reaching the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel, with new cases dropping to single digits and 10 parishes reporting no new cases for almost two weeks.

This is according to the latest weekly report from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

The report indicated that between November 21 and November 27, seven new cases were reported. Four were recorded in Westmoreland, one in Kingston and St Andrew, one in St James, and one in St Catherine.

The other 10 parishes have been COVID-free for almost two weeks (November 14 to November 27).

Jamaica’s positivity rate also dipped to 2.9 per cent from 3.9 per cent on November 13. This means that fewer people when tested, receive a positive result. Additionally, the reduced positivity rate states that Jamaica is below the standard 5 per cent, which indicates a virus is a threat.

With the addition of seven new cases, there are 12 active cases of COVID on the island.

One death was confirmed. According to the report, the death occurred in October 2023.

Another death was placed under investigation.

Since the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, Jamaica has recorded more than 156,000 confirmed cases of the virus and over 3,700 confirmed deaths.

An excerpt from the Ministry of Health’s weekly COVID-19 report for November 21- November 27. The numbers in the centre indicate the number of new cases for the parishes, while the numbers to the right indicate the overall number of cases that have been recorded in the parish, since the first recorded case in March 2020. (Photo: Instagram @themohwgovjm)


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