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

As of the afternoon of Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-1912,122
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago326
Total number of active cases179
Number of deaths8
Number of persons discharged139

The eighteen (18) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 5th, 2020 to present. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

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

o   Three (3) are persons who tested positive at private labs

o   Five (5) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 cases

o   Ten (10) are pending epidemiological investigation. 

All established protocols have been implemented.