The Ministry of Health and Wellness is currently monitoring a patient in isolation.

The person of interest was presented at hospital yesterday.

This was confirmed a short while ago by Chief Medical Officer in the Health Ministry, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor McKenzie.

The Health Ministry says the person came in with some respiratory symptoms and checks revealed that the patient’s travel history included travel to a country that has confirmed COVID-19.

Samples have been taken and sent to the National Influenza Centre for testing.

The results will become available within the next 24 hours.  

As of Monday, March 9, there were 241 travelers, who visited a country of interest, before arriving in Jamaica.

Notably, among that number, seven persons are in home quarantine, while some 23 are in quarantine at government facilities.

In the meantime, there were over 1-hundred and five thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and more than 3-thousand 5-hundred people have died.

To date, Jamaica has no confirmed case of COVID-19.