Sunday 5 July, 2020

Update: 28 more samples sent for COVID-19 testing

Update 6 pm

Twenty-eight more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing. This takes the total to 5,089.

To date, the number of positive patients stands at 130. Eight people have died while 113 others have fully recovered.

With no vaccine or treatment plan, members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘new normal’ recommendations by the Ministry of Health. 

Original story

Trinidad and Tobago's confirmed cases of COVID-19 now stands at 130. 

This, as four additional returning nationals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health in its 10 am clinical update on Tuesday indicated that three of the four new active cases are recently deported nationals from the United States, while one is a returning student from the Barbados cohort. 

The Ministry said all cases of the virus are imported. With the assurance of all established protocols being implemented, these new cases pose no risk to the general population. 

The four new cases join five patients at the Caura Hospital, where they will remain in recovery. 

Four patients have been discharged from the facility.

Meanwhile, there are no patients at step-down or transition facilities. 

A total of 5,061 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for COVID-19 testing.

The numb er of patients now tested for the novel coronavirus is 3,986, while 1,075 tests have been repeated. 

A total of 113 patients have recovered from the virus, wile eight related deaths have been recorded.   

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