The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:

As of the afternoon of Saturday, 8th August, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-1910,609
Number of samples which have tested positive275
 Number of deaths8
 Number of persons discharged135

The thirty-two (32) positive cases reported below show results at 5:53 pm today from samples taken during the period 30th July, 2020 to August 5th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

  • Thirty-two (32) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

–      Eighteen (18) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.

–   Fourteen (14) cases are pending epidemiological investigation.  All established protocols have been implemented.