EIGHT new samples have tested positive for Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
This was revealed in the Ministry of Health update on Friday morning.
The release noted that just like the 78 samples that were reported on Thursday, these eight cases do not represent positive cases over the last 24 hours.
It noted that these samples were taken during the period last week Thursday to present.
Of the new cases six were contacts of recently positive Covid-19 patients while two were pending epidemiological investigation.
According to the release 12,616 samples have been tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the University of the West Indies site at Mt Hope.
It stated that 10,966 people have been tested while 1,650 have been tested more than once.
The release stated that 412 people have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago.
It stated that 139 people have been discharged and deaths remain at eight.
There were 130 active patients with 49 at the Caura Hospital and 81 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility with two in intensive care and one in the high dependency unit.
The release stated that 84 patients were en route or being admitted to hospital.
And according to the release 51 patients were in stepdown facilities at Brooklyn in Sangre Grande (20) and Balandra (31).