Seven more test positive for COVID-19, cases jump to 180

Trinidad and Tobago’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have risen to 180 as seven more patients have tested positive for the virus.

In its 10 am update on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said three of the new cases are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients while the other four cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

The Ministry assured that all established protocols have been implemented.

Thirty-seven patients are warded at hospital – 33 at the Caura Hospital and four at Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility. They will be joined by three more patients who are en route to hospital.

To date, 8,282 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 6,711 patients have been tested while tests have been repeated on 1,571 patients.

One hundred and eighty samples have tested positive.

One hundred and thirty-two patients have recovered from the virus while eight deaths have been recorded.

The Ministry will have another update at 6 pm.

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