Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Update: T&T goes one month without new confirmed case of COVID-19

Update 10 pm: 

As of Tuesday night, a total of 3,046 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing.

No additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 

The last case of COVID-19 was confirmed on April 26, making it one month since our last recorded case. 

Barring eight patients who passed away after a battle with the disease, all patients who were being treated for the virus have since recovered and been discharged. 

Original story:

Trinidad and Tobago still has no active cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

The Ministry of Health, in its 10 pm update, indicated that 57 more people had submitted samples for testing for the virus since Monday morning's update. 

A total of 2,987 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing. 

Of these, 2,570 samples were from unique patients, while 417 were for repeat testing. 

Since the first case of the virus in the country was confirmed on March 12, Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed 116 cases of COVID-19. Eight people have died from the disease, while 108 have since recovered and been discharged. 

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