Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that a cluster of COVID cases has been found at a nursing home in Vineyard Town, Kingston.
So far, of the 72 samples taken, 43 residents and staff have tested positive.
The ministry said the cluster was uncovered as part of its ongoing islandwide surveillance of senior citizens’ homes and infirmaries.
Meanwhile, the ministry said the testing of all 428 residents and 162 staff members is expected to be completed in the next two to three days.
Those tested positive have been put in isolation while others are being placed in quarantine pending the outcome of their results.