7th Delta case detected in T&T

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    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.