Covid

The Ministry of Health has reported four new Covid-19 positive cases this morning, each pending epidemiological investigations.

The patients are en route the Caura Hospital. This brings the total of Covid-19 positive cases to 173.

The ministry stated that 27 patients are being treated at the Caura Hospital.

Two patients are at the Couva Hospital.

No one has been admitted to step-down facilities.

According to the ministry's daily clinical update the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing now stands at 7,950.

Number of unique patient tests completed 6,379.

Number of repeated tests 1,571

Number of samples tested positive 173

Number of deaths 8

Number of patients discharged 132

On Friday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that due to the clusters of Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago gatherings would be restricted to ten and public servants would be asked to report to work on rotation or by alphabetical order.

He said the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination was now on "watch" and decision would ne made in the coming days on whether it would be written on August 20.

Rowley said the upsurge in "local" cases, however, would not affect the August 10 general election.

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