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Thursday 13 August, 2020

200 more samples submitted for testing; cases remain at 173

Updated at 6 pm on August 1, 2020

Two hundred more samples have been submitted for COVID-19 testing, while the number of positive cases remains at 173.

In its 6 pm clinical update on Saturday, the Ministry said 8150 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

To date, there have been eight deaths and 132 discharges.
 

Original story

COVID-19 cases continue to rise daily in Trinidad and Tobago.

Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of positive cases to 173.

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

It added that all established protocols have been implemented.

The four new patients are en route to hospital.

There are currently 29 positive patients at hospital.

There are 27 patients at the Caura Hospital and two at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

Meanwhile, in its 10 am clinical update on Saturday, the Ministry said 7950 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 6379 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1571 tests have been repeated.

To date, there have been eight deaths and 132 discharges.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Friday announced that as a result of the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago, only a maximum of ten people will be allowed to gather in a group. 

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