Some of the island’s regional health authorities say they have already done the best they can to prepare for the fourth wave of the COVID-19 virus which has started making its way through the health system.

The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in a single day in Jamaica has once again soared to its highest since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

Suzell Wray Reports:

That information was outlined by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor Mckenzie during a press briefing last evening.

As this likely possibility looms, our news center spoke with some regional health authorities to ascertain their preparedness.

Regional Director at the South East Regional Health Authority, Errol Greene, says his region is managing fairly well despite the challenges.

He explained that one of the major challenges in his region is staffing.

In the meantime, Acting Regional Director at the Southern Regional Health Authority, Hershel Ismail says ninety staff members from her region have tested positive for COVID-19.

And, Clinical Co-ordinator for the Western Regional Health Authority, Delroy Fray, told our news center that so far his region has been coping well.