Saturday 19 September, 2020

Update: COVID-19 cases climb to 194 after two more test positive

Update 6 pm

Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the country's total to 194.

The Ministry of Health made the revelation in its 6 pm clinical update. 

The press release said the latest patients are contacts of recently positive individuals. It added that all established protocols have been implemented.

There are presently 51 active cases of the novel coronavirus. 

Eight people have died from COVID-19 locally while 135 people have recovered.

Meanwhile, 9,090 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and UWI site for testing, 324 more than reported on Tuesday morning.

Original story

COVID-19 cases continue to rise daily in Trinidad and Tobago. Ten more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 192.

The Ministry of Health said seven are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients, while three cases are pending epidemiological investigation. It said all established protocols have been implemented.

There are 40 positive patients in hospital; nine new patients are en route to hospital.

In its 10 am update on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said 8766 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 7180 unique patient tests have been completed, while 1586 tests have been repeated.

There have been eight deaths and 135 discharges.

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