Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Two more COVID-19 cases take tally to 199, all pending investigation

Update 6 pm

Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the country's tally to 199. 

According to the Ministry of Health's 6 pm clinical update, these cases are pending epidemiological investigation. 

It added that all established protocols have been implemented.

Of the total number of positive patients, eight people have died while 135 others have been discharged from hospital.

Currently, there are 56 active cases of the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, 300 more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing taking the total to 9,390.

Original story

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 197.

The Ministry of Health said these cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

It said all established protocols have been implemented.

There are 51 positive patients in hospital; the three new patients are en route to hospital.

Meanwhile, in its 10 am update on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said 9090 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 7504 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1586 tests have been repeated.

There have been eight deaths and 135 discharges.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is expected to address the nation at 12 pm on Wednesday.

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