Coronavirus spores

Three deportees from the United States, and a returning student have tested positive for Covid-19.

They have been transferred to the Caura Hospital.

Last Thursday, 22 people were deported from the United States .

The deportees — 18 men and two women — were placed in quarantine in keeping with Covid-19 regulations.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the 18 male deportees were being quarantined at the Vision on Mission (VOM) facility in Claxton Bay.

The two women would complete their quarantine period at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Debe campus.

The deportees were swabbed for Covid-19 testing and Deyalsingh said the Ministry was “hoping and praying for the best”.

The information was disclosed in an update provided by the Ministry of Health this morning.

This is the latest data.

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 5061

Number of unique patient tests completed - 3986

Number of repeated tests - 1075

Number of samples which have tested positive - 130

Number of deaths - 8

Number of persons discharged 113

 Four (4) additional returning nationals have tested positive for COVID-19.

Three of the four are recently deported nationals from the United States, while one is a returning student from the Barbados cohort.

All cases are imported.

All established protocols are being implemented.

 Four (4) persons have been discharged from the Caura Hospital

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