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There were no additional COVID-19 deaths in the country yesterday, however, the Ministry of Health confirmed 27 new cases making 5,154 people to be infected locally since March 12.

The ministry, however, noted that the number of positive cases reported usually reflects the samples taken during the last three days and not the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases also continued to decrease yesterday as 79 people were released from the ministry’s care; 15 people were discharged from public health facilities while 64 people were released from home self-isolation as recovered community cases. These releases make 3,452 people to recover from the virus locally.

The number of active cases now stands at 1,609 of which 1,466 are in home self-isolation.

The ministry also rectified an omission on October 9 where six recovered community cases were omitted from the “Total Recovered Cases” on its dashboard. The dashboard now reflects these cases.

There remained 103 people in public health facilities; 60 at the Couva Multi-Training Facility, 21 at the Caura Hospital, three at the Arima General Hospital, one at the Augustus Long Hospital and 18 at the Scarborough Regional Hospital.

There were also 40 people at step down/transitional facilities; 26 at the Claxton Bay Correctional Facility, 12 at UWI’s Debe Campus, and two in Tobago.

There were 142 patients in state quarantine facilities.