Jamaica Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the Coronavirus.

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure on Tuesday (Mar. 10) at a press conference at his New Kingston offices, the Jamaica Gleaner reports.

The female patient has been in isolation since Monday (Mar. 9) after showing respiratory symptoms.

According to the travel history, she returned to Jamaica from the United Kingdom on March 4.

The confirmation of the case means that there are now four Caribbean countries with the virus.

The others are Dominican Republic, St Martin, and St Barts.