Five new cases push the active COVID-19 count to 17

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    There are now 17 active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago, following the revelation of five new cases by the Ministry of Health this morning.

    Three of the cases are imported, as these are nationals who recently returned from Antigua, Guyana and Vietnam.

    Of the other two new cases, one is a primary contact of a recently diagnosed COVID patient, and the other case is being investigated.

    The country’s toll since the start of the pandemic is now 153 cases, of which 128 have recovered and eight have died.

    Currently, 16 patients are being treated at the Caura Hospital while one other patient is in the High Dependency Unit at the Couva Hospital.