A Year Since The Breakout Of Covid-19 in Jamaica


It has been a year since the rampant breakout of Covid-19 and it was a Bumpy Road for many with the current statistics showing that.

On a worldwide basis countries such as China and the Uk began to take early precautions against the virus with hopes of controlling it however to this day there has been a total of 116 million cases globally, with a death count of 2.57 million people even though 65.5 million individuals survived.

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In Jamaica, the first case, was arrived on March 4th 2020, when a woman who was infected with the virus, travelled into the country from the UK, the positive result was announced on March 10th 2020.

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Even though the Government at the time tried to contain the situation, the virus started to spread throughout the country and in no time a popular call centre in the country was inoculated with over 250 cases of Covid-19.

After that, big breakouts of the virus continued to take place due to funerals and parties being kept which the Ministry of Health eventually forced the Government to restrict.

Notably the virus spread widely during Jamaica’s general election, September in 2020, it went down for some months but the daily positive rate is up again and don’t look like going down soon.

On record, there are currently 24,785 active cases in Jamaica, a total of 13,993 who recovered. There is also a fatality count of 437 persons, who have died from the virus.

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According to a recent report, more females are being tested positive when compared to the numbers of men however more men have since passed away from the deadly disease than females.

Several entertainers including Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Beenie Man have lashed out online about curfew measures that are being put in place, they have all agreed that the curfew don’t make any sense.

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