6th case of the Delta COVID variant confirmed

6th case of the Delta COVID variant confirmed

Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed its sixth case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant.

The Health Ministry says the patient is a national who returned to Trinidad from the United States on August 8th.

As per existing quarantine protocols, the person produced a negative PCR test taken 72-hours prior to arrival.

As a result of the positive COVID-19 result from a swab taken after arrival, the patient was isolated and all contacts were immediately quarantined and swabbed.

The COVID-19 test results for all contacts were negative.

The Ministry says the patient will remain in isolation until the enhanced discharge criteria for persons with COVID-19 Variants of Concern is achieved.

The presence of the Delta Variant was confirmed via gene sequencing at the laboratory of the UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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