MoH confirms third case of Delta

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MoH confirms third case of Delta

Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed a third case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant, a recently returned national who travelled to Trinidad from Turks and Caicos (transiting through Florida).

The Ministry of Health, via a release, says as per existing quarantine protocols, the national provided a negative PCR test (which was taken 72-hours prior to arrival).

The national was immediately placed into State-supervised quarantine, as per the protocol for unvaccinated adults.

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

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.

The first two Delta cases reported in T&T were also returning nationals.