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3rd case of Delta Variant in T&T

There is a 3rd case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry of Health says the patient is a recently returned national to Trinidad and Tobago from the Turks and Caicos Island, transiting through Florida.

The Ministry says the patient provided a negative PCR test, which was taken 72 hours before arrival.

As per the health protocols for unvaccinated adults, the patient was put into quarantine upon arrival.

Later the passenger tested positive for the Delta Variant of the virus.

The patient has been isolated in a State run step down facility.

The Health Ministry says the presence of the variant was confirmed by gene sequencing done at the University of the West Indies.

Last week there were 2 cases of the variant recorded.

The discovery was made upon their arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.

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