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After going a day yesterday without a case, Trinidad and Tobago has registered 12 new Covid-19 cases.

Nine can be linked to previous cases.

But in three cases, the health experts do not know the source of the infections.

Ten of the cases were reported this morning.

Two more cases were reported this afternoon.

This was the Ministry of Health's data as of 6p.m.

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-19 9090

Number of samples which have tested positive 194

Number of deaths 8

Number of persons discharged 135

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The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of Monday morning.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force military uniform is one which is quite distinctive, and what was shown in a video recording and photo by the Sunday Express yesterday, is not military attire.

So says retired Major General Ralph Brown in an interview with the Express yesterday.

Brown was responding to questions from the Express about the procedure used by the military, when choosing soldiers to assist the T&T Police Service, in exercises and the attire of these soldiers.

IT was a soldier, not a policeman.

And an investigation will be launched to determine whether the member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) committed any criminal act following the release of video footage showing an officer secretly pocketing an envelope during a raid in La Horquetta last week where $22 million in cash was seized from Drugs Sou Sou (DSS).

A captain and the majority of the crew on board the oil and chemical tanker Star Balboa have contracted the Covid-19 virus.

Attorneys are claiming that local law enforcement infected the crew as scores of them have been on board conducting searches of the ship for narcotics. However, to date nothing has been found.