Trinidad and Tobago has recorded its first case of the JN.1 variant of Covid19.
In a release this afternoon, the Ministry of Health said it received confirmation from CARPHA that the variant was in the country.
The release also confirmed that one more person has died from Covid, bringing the death toll from the virus from December 23rd to now to six.
The ministry said it notes the global, regional and local trend of increases in Covid19 cases within recent months.
The ministry said there is no evidence that the JN.1 variant causes more severe illness.