The Ministry of Health has recorded another COVID related death-bringing today’s total to two. The ministry also stated that 44 additional cases have been reported. The total number of active cases now stands at 1,609.

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

As of the afternoon of Tuesday, 8th September 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-1925,796
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago2,391
Total number of active cases1,609
Number of deaths39
Number of persons discharged743

The forty-four (44) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 28th to September 8th, 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:

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an elderly male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 39.

·        Forty-four (44) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

All established protocols have been implemented.