Fifth wave of COVID-19 now in Jamaica

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Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this morning reported that Jamaica is now experiencing a fifth wave of COVID-19.

Tufton said the wave is likely due to the high-transmittable Omicron sub-variant BA. 2.  which is present in the population.

There has been a rise in cases and the positivity rate.

Tufton called for persons not to panic and encouraged Jamaicans to protect themselves against the virus.

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