Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 181

Port-of-Spain, May 10, 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 Sunday 10th May, 2020:

 

 

 

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for

COVID-19

 

2307

 

Number of unique patient tests completed

 

1966

 

Number of repeated tests

 

341

 

Number of samples which have tested positive

 

116

 

Number of deaths

 

8

 

Number of persons discharged

 

107

 

The Ministry of Health provides the following report:

  • Three (3) additional persons have been discharged-

o   Home of Football, Couva (2)

o   Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility (1)

 

 

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

 

Total number of hospitalized patients –1

 

Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility –   1

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

 

 

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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