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The COVID-19 infection has returned to Tobago as the Ministry of Health confirmed two new cases on the island yesterday.

This comes after it went almost one month without anyone contracting the virus.

The two new infections were among 15 confirmed from samples taken between November 22 and 24 nationally.

There was also an additional infection confirmed within the prison system.

The latest infections brought the total number of cases recorded in the country since March 12 up to 6,503. The total number of active cases stood at 732.

Another COVID-19 related death was also recorded bringing the total fatalities to 116. The ministry’s update said it was an elderly female with co-morbidities.