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COVID-19 cases rise to 529; recoveries up to 171

Nine new cases of COVID-19 have pushed Jamaica's confirmed cases to 529.
 
The increase comes after two straight days of no new case being recorded. 
 
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said six of the nine new cases are persons recently repatriated from the UK, two are linked to Alorica call centre and one is a contact of a confirmed case under investigation. 
 
Their ages range from 17 to 53 years. 
 
In the meantime, 26 more people have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released, bringing total recoveries to 171. 
 
Jamaica's recovery rate now stands at 32.3%.
 
 


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