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Monday 10 August, 2020

NCRHA CEO dispels rumours on COVID-19, says T&T still has one case

Trinidad and Tobago has only one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.

This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority, Davlin Thomas, in an interview with Loop News on Friday.

Thomas was dispelling rumours being spread on social media, in particular WhatsApp, that a second case was confirmed. 

The fake message is as follows:

"Sources at North Central Regional Health Authority is confirming that a second case of Covid19. The patient is still at their home residence in Valsayn. NCRHA officials will be going to the residence to remove the patient to a medical facility. Public to be informed later tonight or in the morning."

On Thursday, the Minister of Health, Terrance Deyalsingh, announced that a 52-year-old man was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. He was scheduled to be moved to the Caura Hospital on Thursday evening after his case was confirmed as positive by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) around 2:45 pm.

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