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704,753,890
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560,567,666
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Updated on May 25, 2024 6:27 am

Global Statistics

All countries
704,753,890
Confirmed
Updated on May 25, 2024 6:27 am
All countries
560,567,666
Recovered
Updated on May 25, 2024 6:27 am
All countries
7,010,681
Deaths
Updated on May 25, 2024 6:27 am

Mu variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has reported that the Mu variant of COVID-19 is in Jamaica.

According to the minister, of 90 samples tested, 26 were positive for the variant.

He was speaking a short while ago during the weekly COVID Conversation press briefing.

READ: What’s new about Mu

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jaquiline Bisasor McKenzie said the samples were sent to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control on August 21 for testing.

The results were received today.

Another 55 of the samples were positive for the Delta variant.

The revelation means that Jamaica has now confirmed two virulent strains of COVID in two months.

Last months, the Delta variant was confirmed.

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