New COVID-19 positive patient in Tobago

New COVID-19 positive patient in Tobago

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development in Tobago along with and the Tobago Regional Health Authority reported a new COVID-19 case in Tobago.

According to a media release issued on Saturday evening the individual who recently journeyed to Tobago from Trinidad, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The person was tested in Trinidad as part of the on-going community surveillance testing.

The individual journeyed to Tobago before the results were received. While in Tobago the results returned positive. As such, the individual was immediately isolated.

The person is stable and currently receiving treatment at the COVID-19 Treatment Facility at Fort King George. Contact tracing is on-going and close, primary contacts have been quarantined and are being tested for COVID-19.

On another issue circulating in the public domain, the Office of the County Medical Officer of Health received a report of a passenger who arrived to Tobago on the Inter-island ferry on 08th August, 2020, exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The individual has since been medically examined and was not found to be exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.

The Division and the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) is assuring the public that all procedures and protocols are in place for COVID-19.