MOH To Increase Testing For Viral Illnesses

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram says the Ministry of Health will increase testing through the public health laboratories to see what viral illness subtypes are in circulation.

Speaking at the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update, he says once a Negative COVID-19 test is presented, other tests are being conducted to see whether it is the common cold or influenza.

Dr. Parasram notes that the COVID-19 positivity rate only stands at 21.7%, which means there is need to see what else is in circulation.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says there have been very little samples sent for Monkeypox testing.

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