A scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (Reuters)
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PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago recorded five new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
The Health Ministry disclosed the new cases in a statement on Saturday morning.
It brings to 11 the number of positive cases now being treated at the Caura Hospital.
Three of the cases are of unknown origin, and there is concern that there may be ‘local’ spread.
The Ministry said all five cases were primary contacts of a recently positive COVID-19 patient and all established protocols were implemented.
The latest statistics:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19: 6 500
Number of unique patient tests completed: 4 967
Number of repeated tests: 1 533
Number of samples which have tested positive: 147
Number of deaths: 8
Number of persons discharged 128 (Trinidad Express)