Thursday 24 September, 2020

32 more test positive for COVID-19, 14 pending further investigation

Updated at 6.30 pm on August 8

Thirty-two more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of positive cases to 275.

The Ministry of Health said the 32 positive cases reported show results at 5:53 pm on Saturday from samples taken during the period July 30 to August 5.

It said the figure is therefore not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry said 18 are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients, while 14 cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

It said all established protocols have been implemented.

There are currently 132 active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said 10, 609 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

Eighteen more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, bringing the number of cases to 243.

The Ministry of Health said one case is imported -the patient is a national who recently returned from Nigeria/ Egypt/London/ Barbados.

Six are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients, while eleven are pending epidemiological investigation. 

The Ministry noted that the 18 positive cases show results from samples taken during the period July 31, 2020 to present.

It indicated that the figure is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

There are currently 100 active cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

There are 82 positive patients at hospital - 18 new patients are en route to hospital.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said 10, 399 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 8813 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1586 tests have been repeated.

There have been eight deaths and 135 discharges.

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