Health officials in St Ann have renewed their appeal for councillors from the St Ann Municipal Corporation to assist them in organising community meetings to educate residents about the importance of adhering to the Covid-19 protocols.
Medical Officer of Health for St Ann, Dr Tamika Henry, says residents are not following the health protocols, which has resulted in a spike in cases.
Earlier this week, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton reported that Manchester and St Ann are the parishes with the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the country.
Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Dr Henry said the parish has recorded more than 870 cases of Covid-19 -of this number,750 of the patients have recovered.
She says health officials are concerned that the working age population in the parish has accounted for the majority of cases which will negatively affect the economy.
Dr Henry also noted that patients are not following home isolation protocols, resulting in their family members becoming infected. In addition, she said workplace protocols are also being ignored.