One of Tobago’s three COVID-19 patients has died.

This is according to a statement from the THA’s Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development.

The official release from the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, follows…

UPDATE #10 – CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN TOBAGO

The Division hereby notifies the public that the first death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Tobago. The individual was an elderly male with pre-existing medical conditions.

The Secretary, Administrator and staff of the Division of Health Wellness and Family Development and the Board, Executive Management team and staff of the Tobago Regional Health Authority express sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

As at Sunday 05th April, 2020, 10:00am, updates on COVID-19 in Tobago are as follows:

  • Number of samples submitted to Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory to test for COVID-19 = 74
  • Number of samples that tested positive = 3
  • Number of deaths = 1
  • Number of persons who completed quarantine at the Division’s quarantine facilities = 19
  • Number of remaining persons at the Division’s quarantine facilities = 43

It is important to note that the persons who completed quarantine at the Division’s quarantine facilities have not exhibited any flu-like symptoms. They have been in quarantine for the total incubation period of COVID-19 (14 days) and they have been monitored by health officials twice daily. As guided the World Health Organisation’s policy, those persons are now deemed safe to return to society, without the risk of infecting persons.