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Virus deaths in Trinidad reach 6


Virus deaths in Trinidad reach 6

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PORT OF SPAIN – Another person has died as a result of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the twin island republic, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus so far, to six.

A release from the Ministry of Health, late April 2, said that further epidemiological investigation into the case is required, as information was not available from the patient due to their need for immediate emergency care.

In addition to this, three COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Thursday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 97.

Two of the newly confirmed cases had a recent history of travel, while the third is still pending epidemiological investigation.

The Ministry of Health said as of late Thursday, 688 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency to be tested for COVID-19.

One person has been discharged.

The Ministry said of the total number of positive cases, 49 came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise. (CMC)