Jamaica: Tufton: Jamaica Could Reach COVID-19 Peak Soon

Heath and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that Jamaica could reach the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in weeks.

“We have done fairly well, but the process is ongoing,” he said of the Government’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed at least 160 lives and infected 8,067 persons on local shores up to Wednesday.

“I cannot predict with absolute certainty when we will get to the peak, but the history of the virus suggests that, between eight and 10 weeks from the infection point, you will see a peak. So, if we go by that, we are looking at October/November.”

Tufton was speaking to The Gleaner as a team from the Ministry of Health and Wellness toured Whitfield Town in St Andrew and Waterford, St Catherine, which were placed under special curfew restrictions last week and COVID-19 intervention measures ramped up because of a spike in cases.


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