Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Trinidad imports 4 new COVID-19 cases from the US, Barbados

One student who flew home to Trinidad and Tobago from Barbados has tested positive.

Trinidad and Tobago's confirmed cases of COVID-19 now stands at 130. 

This, as four additional returning nationals test positive for coronavirus disease 2019.

The Ministry of Health in Trinidad in its 10 am clinical update on Tuesday indicated that three of the four new active cases are recently deported nationals from the United States, while one is the returning student from the Barbados cohort. 

The Ministry said all cases of the virus are imported. With the assurance of all established protocols being implemented, these new cases pose no risk to the general population. 

The four new cases join five patients at the Caura Hospital, where they will remain in recovery. 

Four patients have been discharged from the facility.

Meanwhile, there are no patients at the step-down or transition facilities. 

A total of 5,061 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for COVID-19 testing.

The number of patients now tested for the novel coronavirus is 3,986, while 1,075 tests have been repeated. 

A total of 113 patients have recovered from the virus, while eight COVID-related deaths have been recorded.   

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