Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram revealed this morning that Trinidad and Tobago has seen its first case of the Brazil variant of COVID.
Speaking at this morning’s Ministry of Health COVID update he explained however there is no need for concern over the discovery.
Preliminary data from the University of São Paulo, Imperial College London and Oxford University suggests the Brazil P1 variant could be up to twice as transmittable as the original version of the virus.
It also suggests that the new variant could evade immunity built up by having had the original version of Covid. The chance of reinfection is put at between 25% and 60%.