Tuesday 22 September, 2020

UPDATE: Suspected case of Coronavirus in Jamaica ruled out by doctors

The Accident and Emergency Department at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, Jamaica, is on lockdown amid what is believed to be the first suspected case of the Coronavirus in the island.

Loop News understands that the patient recently travelled to China, where there has been an outbreak of the illness.

The Ministry of Health has called an emergency press conference to address the development.

China's death toll from the new viral disease is now at 106, including the first death in Beijing, the Chinese capital, and 24 others in Hubei province, where the first illnesses were detected in December.

There were 1,771 new cases confirmed in China, raising the national total to 4,515, according to the National Health Commission. It said 976 people were in serious condition.

More details to come.

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