Friday 27 November, 2020

Update: 391 more samples sent for COVID-19 testing, no new cases

Update 6 pm

The Ministry of Health says 391 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for COVID-19 testing, the most in a single day.

The total number of samples sent to these facilities to date is now 7,346.

Meanwhile, the country has recorded 156 positive cases of the novel coronavirus. The figure is steadily increasing with several requiring epidemiological investigation. 

Nineteen patients actively have the viral respiratory illness. Eight people have died while 128 others have recovered.

Original story

Two more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the number of positive cases to 156 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry of Health said one is a primary contact of a recently positive COVID-19 patient, while the other had contact with COVID-19 positive patients.

It said all established protocols have been implemented.

There are currently 19 positive patients in hospital.

There are 18 patients at the Caura Hospital - one new patient is en route to the hospital.

There is also one patient at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

Meanwhile, in its 10 am clinical update on Wednesday, the Ministry said 6955 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 45 more samples than in its 6 pm update on Tuesday.

A total of 5395 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1560 tests have been repeated.

To date, there have been eight deaths and 128 discharges.

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