The Scarborough Prison is currently under lockdown after an inmate at the facility tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today.

County Medical Officer of Health Dr Tiffany Hoyte made the announcement at the Division of Health Wellness and Family Development’s new conference.

According to Dr Hoyte, “all the inmates and prisons officers are being tested and treated with accordingly.”

There are currently 45 prisoners being housed at the Tobago Prison Facility.

To date, there has been a total of 1,209 samples submitted for testing in Tobago. Of those samples 76 tested positive.

There are currently 11 active cases and two deaths.