Reports are swirling on social media that Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Nationwide News broke the news on Monday, just days after Bolt and longtime Kasi Bennett hosted a star-studded event to celebrate his 34th birthday.
Bolt lauded the mother of his daughter, for surprising him with the exclusive event in Kingston on Friday (August 21). “She [has] out done herself again,” Usain Bolt wrote via her Instagram story over a video of Kasi dancing at the event.
The event saw live performances from Ding Dong Ravers and his Ravers Clavers dancing group, Ajji, Christopher Martin and many more. International footballer Leon Bailey was also in attendance.
According Nationwide News, Usain Bolt is to proceed into isolation as he recovers from the virus.
On Sunday (August 23), Jamaica recorded 116 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,529.
The newly confirmed cases are 68 females and 48 males, with ages ranging from 17 to 85 years.
The cases were recorded in Kingston & St Andrew (51); St Thomas (10); St Catherine (37); Clarendon (seven); Manchester (four); St Elizabeth, Hanover and Westmoreland, one each; and St Ann and St Mary, two each.
Five of the new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; one was imported from the United Kingdom; and 110 cases are under investigation.
Meanwhile, two additional patients have recovered and have been released from care. Total recoveries are now at 819.
There are now 622 active cases currently under observation, and there are four moderately ill patients and four critically ill patients at this time.