The number of people currently identified with COVID-19 at present has crossed 500.

The figure jumped up to 534 with the announcement of 36 new cases this afternoon.

The total count for T&T now stands at 686.

The following is from the Ministry of Health:

As of the afternoon of Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-1917,342
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago686
Total number of active cases534
Number of deaths12
Number of persons discharged140

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Thirty-six (36) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o   Thirty-three (33) persons tested positive – Trinidad

o   Three (3) persons tested positive – Tobago

All established protocols have been implemented.