Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, has reported an additional six cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica.

He made the disclosure during a digital press conference from the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Wednesday (April 1).

Minister Tufton said that all six new cases are linked to the index case from the community of Corn Piece in Clarendon, which is still under quarantine. This has pushed the total number of confirmed cases to 44.

Jamaica’s first recorded death from COVID-19 was that of a 79-year-old man from the community with a travel history to New York. He was known to have had diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Tufton emphasized that with this increase, Jamaicans need to continue to limit people-to-people contact.

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