COVID-19 infections climb to 295 with 14 new cases reported


Fourteen more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of positive cases in Trinidad and Tobago to 295.

The Ministry of Health said six cases were tested positive at private labs, seven cases are pending epidemiological investigation, and one is a contact of a recently positive COVID-19 patient.

The Ministry noted that the 14 positive cases show results from samples taken during the period August 7 to present.

It said this figure is therefore not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

There are 116 positive patients in hospital; 12 new patients are en route/being admitted to hospital.

Meanwhile, in its 10 am update on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said 11,387 samples submitted have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 9800 unique tests have been completed, while 1,587 tests have been repeated.

There have been 139 discharges and eight deaths.



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