Department of Public Affairs -- 8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, New York 11418
For Immediate Release
Name: Michael Hinck
Jamaica Hospital Confirms First Case of COVID-19
MARCH 12, 2020, JAMAICA, NY - On March 11, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center received confirmation from the NYC DOH that one of our patients tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case at our hospital.
As a hospital in close proximity to JFK Airport and one that treats an ethnically diverse population, Jamaica Hospital has a great deal of experience treating a variety of contagious diseases and we will continue to be here for our community throughout this global outbreak.
During this time, Jamaica Hospital will continue to work closely with our partners at the City, State and Federal levels to ensure that this patient and all of our patients receive the highest quality care in a safe and secure environment.