304 persons tested in communities for Covid- all negative

304 persons tested in communities for Covid- all negative

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh confirmed the good news on Friday morning, during the Ministry’s daily press conference.

The Minister said in a previous press conference that the community testing will be done as a way to mange the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and also to determine what other illnesses or diseases are currently circulating within the country.

The Minister of Health then provided the following update:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19- 1772

Number of unique patient tests completed- 1452

Number of repeated tests- 320

Number of samples which have tested positive- 116

Number of deaths- 8

Number of persons discharged- 73

There are six patients at the Couva Facility- all ambulatory and showing low or no symptoms.

In the Sangre Grande Centre, there are eight patients while there are 21 persons at the Home of Football, Couva.

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