Jamaica has recorded 10 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total to 488.

In a statement yesterday, the Health and Wellness Ministry said it has tested 421 samples in the last 24 hours.

It says 99 samples were repeat tests for persons-of-interest and patients in quarantine and isolation, while 3-hundred and 22 were new samples.

It says among the 10 new cases, eight are females and two are males, whose ages range from four to 39-years-old.  

According to the Health and Wellness Ministry, six are under investigation, including three from the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and four persons who are contacts of confirmed cases.

It says there are now 2-hundred and 24 confirmed COVID-19 cases related to the Alorica call centre in Portmore, St Catherine.

And, the Health Ministry says its National Surveillance Unit is advising that there are now 35 imported cases, 1-hundred and 76 cases that are contacts of a confirmed case and 26 cases are import-related.

The surveillance unit also says 53 cases are related to local transmission cases that are not epidemiologically linked, 88 are contacts of employees in the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and nine are contacts of confirmed cases under investigation.

It says there are now 4-hundred and 47patients in isolation and1-hundred and 55 persons are in quarantine at a government facility.

And, the Health and Wellness Ministry says an additional person has recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 58.