Rishard Khan

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The more infectious and deadly Delta coronavirus variant has now been detected in Tobago.

The news came from Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan PArasram during Wednesday’s virtual press conference where he indicated that six additional people were confirmed as being infected with the variant.

“Of the cases we have five of the Delta cases in Trinidad and we now have our first confirmed Delta case in Tobago,” he said.

“The data is being collected right now by the CMOHs as well as Dr Hinds and we’d present later on a full summary of what we found.

“This brings the total number of people confirmed with the Delta variant locally up to 32. He said the Ministry of Health received confirmation of the variant’s detection on Tuesday night.