Jamaica has confirmed 6 new cases of the novel coronavirus virus, COVID-19, bringing to 8, the number of confirmed cases on the island.

Of the new cases, 2 were in contact with the first patient who was confirmed with the virus, having traveled from the United Kingdom.

The four other patients were listed as having travel history to several different countries, including Malaysia, UK, and Canary Island.

These are the case profiles of the 6 new cases

  • Two males, aged 63 and 67, who came into the island on March 7 from Trinidad, having travelled from Malaysia by way of Dubai and London. They presented at hospital on March 11.
  • One male, 36, who travelled from Manchester, England. He was taken to hospital from his hotel via ambulance on March 11.
  • One male, 31, a Jamaican overseas ship worker who came in from the Canary Islands via Portugal and Miami. He arrived in the island on February 25 and presented to hospital with symptoms on March 10.
  • One male, 58, who is the father of the first patient who was confirmed with COVID-19. He was discovered ill at home on March 11.
  • And one female, 34, who is a close contact, also of the first patient who was confirmed with COVID-19 on the island.

Meanwhile, the Ministry says the first patient who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the funeral of the late Gloria Clarke held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 and the interment that followed at the Meadowrest Memorial Gardens.

The Ministry is asking all persons, who attended the funeral service and/or the burial to make contact by calling any of the following numbers:

  • 888-ONE-LOVE(663-5683)
  • 888-754-7792
  • 876-542-5998
  • 876-542-6007
  • 876-542- 6006
  • 876-542-5998

Persons may also send an email with their contact details to:  covid19@moh.gov.jm or jacovid19facts@gmail.com.