Chief medical officier Dr. Roshan Parsaram has given the media more details about the two recently identified Delta cases in Trinidad and Tobago. The CMO identified that one of the two cases came from the oil and gas sector, and had a negative PCR test and was asymptomatic . The MOH traced 7 to 8 primary contacts of this national, and they were quarantined as is the ministry’s protocol.
Additionally the other fully vaccinated Delta positive case developed mild symptoms five days after returning to the country. The Ministry in this case, contact traced 3-4 family members and they were also quarantined . Both cases were treated as possibly positive for the variant of concern until it was confirmed that they were actually positive for the Delta variant.
Dr. Parasaram also indicated that since T&T’s borders reopened in May, 2021, 14,222 persons have come into the country (including 5000 from the oil & gas sector). He said that only 0.014% of returning nationals have tested positive of the 14,222.
The CMO stressed that 99.4 % of covid related deaths were unvaccinated , 99 % in ICU were unvaccinated and 95-96% of persons in HDU were also unvaccinated.