UK Resident Dies of COVID-19 in Jamaica

One of the 20 passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on a recent flight from the United Kingdom to Jamaica, has died.

According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased is a 77-year-old male UK resident who was of Jamaican descent.

“The patient was in state isolation and remained stable until late December when he developed symptoms and was admitted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. His condition further deteriorated and was listed among the critically-ill COVID-19 patients. He passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry noted that the deceased was not among the four cases with the variant strain of COVID-19 from the UK.

Since their arrival on December 21, the 20 positive cases have been in isolation, while the remaining travelers who arrived who tested negative were quarantined at home.

The ministry said that the passengers who had tested negative completed their 14 days of quarantine without any symptoms and were released on Monday.

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