Update: T&T national who tested positive for COVID-19 returned from US
Update at 6.30 pm on July 18, 2020
The Ministry of Health has provided a further update on the new positive COVID-19 case.
In its 6 pm update on Saturday, the Ministry said the Trinidad and Tobago national recently returned from the United States.
It said this case is imported, and all established protocols are being implemented.
In its clinical update, the Ministry said a total of 6067 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 66 more samples than in its 10 am update.
Update at 11.30 am on July 18, 2020
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded one new positive COVID-19 case.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram made the announcement while speaking at the Ministry of Health's media briefing on Saturday morning.
"At 10.37 am this morning, I just received a Whatsapp message from the Director of Virology at the Caribbean Public Health Agency, who indicated that we have case 137, which is another imported case coming from a group that had recently been repatriated into Trinidad and Tobago."
Three more samples have been submitted for COVID-19 testing.
In its 10 am update on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said 6001 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.
A total of 4538 unique patient tests were completed, while 1463 tests were repeated.
T&T's caseload stands at 136.
Eight people have died, while 124 patients have been discharged.
There are currently four positive patients at the Caura Hospital.
There are no patients in step-down or transition facilities.