No new Covid cases, but CMO say TT not out of the woods

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No new Covid cases, but CMO say TT not out of the woods

Trinidad and Tobago is not out of the woods yet, where Covid19 is concerned and should not become complacent.

That’s according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram, as the country recording no new cases of Covid-19 from samples taken over a three-day period.

Speaking at the Health Ministry’s media conference on Saturday, he said “Over that particular period, we would have tested about 231 samples. Those samples would have been taken from individuals that presented to the facilities with some sort of viral-like symptoms, belonging to the category of an acute viral illness or acute respiratory illness or severe respiratory illness. In those individuals, out of all of them that were tested, none of them came back as positive over that period.”

Parasram said “It is a good sign,” but he warned that the virus is still circulating.

“It doesn’t mean that we have no Covid in the country. We have 230 active cases at this time, and I am sure we have persons presenting to the facilities with viral-like symptoms that will be tested and possibly by tomorrow, we will pick up another few cases…”