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Port-of-Spain, April 20, 2020:   As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Monday 20th April 2020:

 

 

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

 

1357

 

Number of samples which have tested positive

 

114

 

Number of deaths

 

8

 

Number of persons discharged

 

22

 

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

 

Total number of hospitalized patients – 59

 

Caura Hospital – 10

 

Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility –    49

  • Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) –  0
  • Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 1
  • Number of Ambulatory patients – 48

 

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

 

Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) - 25

  • All are low risk, stable patients.

 

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are hospital wards that provide treatment for people who are very ill. They are staffed with health care professionals who are trained in ICU treatment and the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment.

High Dependency Units (HDUs) are wards for people who need more observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible in a general ward but slightly less than that given in an Intensive Care Unit.

An Ambulatory Patient is able to walk about and is not bedridden.

 

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