7th Delta COVID case confirmed

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7th Delta COVID case confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a 7th case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in T&T.

The patient is a recently returned national who travelled to Trinidad from Turks and Caicos, transiting through Florida.

According to a release from the MoH, the national provided a negative PCR test taken 72-hours prior to arrival and was placed into State-supervised quarantine, as per the protocol for unvaccinated adults.

As a result of the positive COVID-19 result from their 7th day swab, the person was subsequently transferred and isolated in a state step-down facility.

The patient also remained in isolation until the enhanced discharge criteria for persons with COVID-19 Variants of Concern was achieved.

According to the World Health Organisation, there have been confirmed cases of the Delta variant in 174 countries.