Trinidad and Tobago now has cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health this morning provided the following update.
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 9450
Number of unique patient tests completed 7864
Number of repeated tests 1586
Number of samples which have tested positive 207
Number of deaths 8
Number of persons discharged 135
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
• Eight (8) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
Three (3) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.
Five (5) cases are pending epidemiological investigation. All established protocols have been implemented.
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (59). Five (5) new patients are en route to hospital.
Caura Hospital 43
Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 16
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)