The Ministry of Health and Wellness confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, and the number of confirmed cases was brought to 12.
In the most recent statement, the ministry said 19 persons were tested in 24 hours by the National Influenza Centre, and 17 tests returned as negative.
One of the confirmed cases was identified through contact tracing of the first patient, while the second patient was at the hospital and had travelled to Trinidad and Tobago and he displayed symptoms that are similar to those seen when persons have COVID-19.
The 17 other persons from St Ann, Kingston and St Andrew, and Clarendon, were found through contact tracing from the confirmed cases.
The ministry officials said all 19 cases will remain in isolation until the healthcare team is satisfied that their symptoms have gone.