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Tests for all three in isolation come back negative for coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that the test results for all three patients who were placed in isolation for investigation of the novel coronavirus have come back negative.
 
The results for the second and third patients were received Thursday from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), following on the receipt of the first from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.
 
The first patient, who had arrived in Jamaica on January 30, presented at Annotto Bay Hospital and was later isolated for further investigation, a statement from the Ministry said.  
 
The public was informed on February 10 and February 12 respectively of the second and third person being put in isolation. 
 
In the case of the second, the individual had an elevated temperature, which was detected while in quarantine. The third individual was put in isolation after being detected with a fever on arrival at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on February 11. 
 
All three patients will now be discharged, given their negative test results. 
 


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