Thursday 24 September, 2020

Update: 15 COVID-19 cases in one day

Updated at 6 pm on August 7

The number of COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago has risen to 225.

Eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 6 pm on Friday evening.

The Ministry of Health said all eight cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

A total of 15 cases were recorded on Friday - seven cases were reported by the Ministry of Health on Friday morning.

The Ministry said all established protocols have been implemented.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said 10,270 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

There have been eight deaths and 135 discharges.

Original story

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 217.

In its update on Friday morning, the Ministry of Health said three are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients, while four cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

It added that all established protocols have been implemented.

There are 67 patients in hospital; the seven new patients are en route to hospital.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said 9,980 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 421 more samples than in its 6 pm update on Thursday.

A total of 8,394 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1,586 tests have been repeated.

There have been eight deaths and 135 discharges.

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