Three Jamaicans who returned to the island from the US under the government’s controlled re-entry programme on Wednesday have tested positive for COVID-19.

This brings the total number of cases to 520.

The three positive cases came back from a testing sample of 3-hundred and 22.

The positive cases are all females, two, with a local address in Kingston & St. Andrew and one from St. Thomas.

Their ages range from 37 to 72 years and they were all asymptomatic at the time of sample collection.

In the meantime, an addition six patients have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 1-hundred and 27.

Jamaica now has 44 imported cases and 201 cases that are contacts of confirmed cases.

Among the contacts of confirmed cases are 25 import-related cases, 59 are related to local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked, 96 are contacts of employees in the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 21 are contacts of confirmed cases under investigation.

Additionally, there’re 24 local transmission cases not epidemiologically-linked and 251 are under investigation.

The Ministry says 2-hundred and 25 of the 2-hundred and 51 under investigation are linked to the workplace cluster in St. Catherine and 26 others.

Meanwhile, there are 4-hundred and 37 patients in isolation and 3-hundred and 24 persons of interest in quarantine at a government facility.  

The National Public Health Laboratory and the National Influenza Centre have tested to date, a total of 8,515 samples with 7, 930 negative and 65 samples are pending.