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The Royal Caribbean Enchantment of Seas docked off Port of Spain.

One of the Trinidad and Tobago nationals quarantined aboard the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship docked off Port of Spain, has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.

It is the seventh positive case among the 306 nationals aboard the vessel.

The cases are being treated at the Caura Hospital.

The positive case was disclosed by the Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Friday afternoon.

This is the latest data on the Covid-19 cases in T&T:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 4861

Number of samples which have tested positive - 124

Number of deaths - 8

Number of persons discharged - 109

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

 One additional returning national from the Enchantment of the Seas tested has positive for COVID-19. All established protocols are being implemented.

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