As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.  

As of the morning of Thursday April 9th, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 987
 Number of samples which have tested positive 109
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 1

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         One additional person (in Trinidad) has tested positive for COVID-19 – Primary contact of persons who tested positive for COVID-19.

·         One additional person (in Tobago) has tested positive for COVID-19 – Primary contact of persons who tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the total number of positive cases, 49 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise:

·      46 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together

·     3 positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.