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Second coronavirus patient dies as Jamaica records 38 confirmed cases

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:00 AM
The patient, who the Health Ministry says was recovering, died this afternoon at the University of Hospital of the West Indies.

The Health Ministry has reported that a second coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has died.

The patient, who the Health Ministry says was recovering, died this afternoon at the University of Hospital of the West Indies.

According to the ministry, the patient was found unresponsive and was noted to have had a cardiac arrest.

It further said resuscitation measures were not successful.

In the meantime, the ministry says Jamaica has recorded two more COVID-19 cases pushing to 38, the number here.

Two other samples tested negative.

New cases:

1. Thirteen-year-old male from St Andrew (Transmission under investigation)
2. Forty-eight-year-old female from St Elizabeth with a travel history from Boston and Atlanta who arrived in the island on March 24
 

Case log

Imported - 24
Import-related - 11
Under investigation - 3

The ministry has also reported that a second patient has recovered and has been released from hospital.

The recovered patient was linked to ‘Patient 3’ in St James.

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