A 7th case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant has been detected in T&T.
The Health Ministry says the patient is a recently returned national who travelled to Trinidad from Turks and Caicos, transiting through Florida.
It says the national provided a negative PCR test taken 72-hours prior to arrival and was placed into State-supervised quarantine, as per the protocol for unvaccinated adults.
As a result of the positive COVID-19 result from their 7th day swab, the person was subsequently transferred and isolated in a state step-down facility.
The patient also remained in isolation until the enhanced discharge criteria for persons with COVID-19 Variants of Concern was achieved.
According to the World Health Organisation, there have been confirmed cases of the Delta variant in 174 countries.