Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds says increase in Delta cases not linked to late stage detection

Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds says increase in Delta cases not linked to late stage detection

Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing an increase in Delta Variant cases.

The Ministry of Health reported that on Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago confirmed 6 new cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant of Concern.

This brings the total number of cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant which have been confirmed for Trinidad and Tobago to 17.

One case is an unvaccinated national minor who recently travelled to Trinidad from New York.

The 5 other cases have no recent history of travel. One of these cases is another unvaccinated minor.

The presence of the Delta variant was confirmed via gene sequencing at the laboratory of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies.

During the Ministry of Health’s Covid Update this morning Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds responded to a question on whether late stage detection was the issue.

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