WITH the recent spike of Covid-19 cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says the epidemic is evolving into clusters in Trinidad and Tobago (TT).
He made this statement at a media conference hosted by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, on Friday.
Five additional Covid-19 cases were confirmed overnight bringing the total number of infections to 169.
Three of those were primary contacts of a recently positive patient while the two others are pending epidemiological investigation.
Parasram said, “We are seeing a change in the evolution of the epidemic in TT so we are going from as you know, we are listed as WHO (World Health Organization) sporadic cases which means cases occurring intermittently whether it be imported or otherwise in various localities without any link to each other.”
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He said, “We are going into a situation where we have clusters of cases, clusters of cases meaning that you have geographically linked cases that may be linked to one or more cases and forming clusters in terms of both geography as well as in terms of time.”
As it relates to the clinical update, 9,505 tests have so far been done in both the private and public sectors with community tests increased to 3,682.
Twenty-eight patients are at the Caura facility and one is at the Couva Hospital.