Jamaica hits another record for daily COVID cases

For a second straight day, Jamaica has recorded a record high number of COVID-19 cases.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says 723 new cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday.

The health minister tweeted: “723 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours…let that sink in.”

On Friday, the island recorded 527 new COVID-19 cases from 2,484 tests.

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