The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Saturday 8th August, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 10,399
 Number of unique patient tests completed 8,813
 Number of repeated tests 1,586
 Number of samples which have tested positive 243
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 135

The eighteen (18) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period 31st July, 2020 to present. Therefore this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Only one positive case below comes from a sample taken within the last 24 hours (Friday 7th August, 2020).

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Eighteen (18) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

–      One (1) case is imported. The patient is a national who recently returned from Nigeria/ Egypt/London/ Barbados.

–        Six (6) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.

–       Eleven (11) cases are pending epidemiological investigation.  All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (82).  Eighteen (18) new patients are en route to hospital.

Number of active cases – (100)

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)