Two-Month-Old Baby Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A two-month-old is among 31 persons who have newly tested positive for COVID-19 in Jamaica, bringing the total number of cases to 288.

The Ministry of Health in making the announcement late Friday said the new positives include 12 males and 19 females from two months to 72 years.

Of this number, 25 of the 31 cases are linked to the Alorica call center in the central parish of St. Catherine and six are still being investigated.

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Meanwhile, concerning the death of a four year old, from COVID-19, Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said the boy who died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in the western parish of St. James on had a chronic co-morbid condition.

However, Tufton, did not provide details.

The child is the youngest person to have died from COVID-19 in the country.

Jamaica has recorded seven fatalities from the coronavirus.


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