Friday 27 November, 2020

Update: 18 Tobago prisoners among 76 new COVID-19 positives

Updated at 6:30pm on October 8, 2020

Seventy-six more people have tested positive for COVID-19.

In its 4pm update, the Ministry of Health had indicated that 24 of the positive cases came from the prison population in Tobago. However, the Ministry later revised that figure to 18.

The Ministry noted the number of positive cases reported usually reflects the samples taken during the last three days and not the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 30,032 people have been tested to date. The number of positive COVID-19 cases stand at 4,963 with 1,801 active cases.

To date, 3,076 patients have recovered from the virus, while 86 deaths have been recorded.

There are currently 108 patients warded at hospital. There are 10 patients in step-down facilities. However, there are 173 patients in state quarantine facilities and 1,683 patients in home self-isolation.

Original story

Seventy-six additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) 4 pm clinical update.

Of the latest patients to contract the virus, 24 came from one source, the prison population in Tobago.

The MoH also noted that the number of positive cases reported usually reflects the samples taken during the last three days and not the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 30,032 people have been tested to date.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases locally stand at 4,963 with 1,801 active cases.

Furthermore, 3,076 patients have recovered from the viral respiratory illness while 86 deaths have been recorded.

There are currently 108 patients warded at hospital. There are no patients in step-down facilities. However, there are 173 patients in state quarantine facilities and 1,693 patients in home self-isolation.

Members of the public are advised that the MoH has altered the way it informs of the country’s COVID-19 statistics. Updates will now be provided once daily.

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