Update: 234 more samples sent for COVID-19 testing, no new positives
Update 6 pm
The Ministry of Health says 234 more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for COVID-19 testing.
This takes the total number of swabs sent for evaluation to 7,950.
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 169 positive cases of the novel coronavirus; 132 people have been discharged from the hospital while eight others have died. Meanwhile, there are 29 active cases.
Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.
Five more positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, as per the Ministry of Health's 10 am update on Friday (July 31) with two pending epidemiological investigation.
The Ministry said of the latest five cases, two are pending epidemiological investigation, while three are primary contacts of a recently positive COVID-19 patient.
All five patients were en route to hospital as of Friday morning.
This brings the total number of known positive cases to 169 and the number of active cases to 29.
To date, 7,716 samples have been submited for testing, with 6,145 unique patient tests and 1,571 repeated tests.
The Ministry said to date, two more patients were discharged from the Caura Hospital, bringing the total number to 132.
The Ministry said all established protocols were implemented.
On Thursday night, seven positive tests were announced by the Ministry.
To date there are 23 patients at the Caura Hospital and one patient at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.
There are no patients at any of the Ministry's step-down facilities.
The public is urged to continue following the Ministry's updates via its official channels.