Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 364

Port-of-Spain, July 29th 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 reminds the population to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Communications.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Wednesday 29th July, 2020:

  

 

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

COVID-19

 

6955

 

Number of unique patient tests completed

 

5395

 

Number of repeated tests

 

1560

 

Number of samples which have tested positive

 

156

 

Number of deaths

 

8

 

Number of persons discharged

 

128

 

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

  • Two (2) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. 

-          One (1) is a primary contact of a recently positive COVID-19 patient.

-          One (1) had contact with COVID-19 positive patients.

All established protocols have been implemented.

 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (19). One (1) new patient is en route to Caura hospital.

 

Caura Hospital

18

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility

1

 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)

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.

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to update the public via its official communication channels such as the Ministry of Health’s website (health.gov.tt), the Ministry of Communications Websites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt) and the relevant social media pages of these entities (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

 

 

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
sfy39587stf03
sfy39587stf04
Error | Trinidad and Tobago Government News

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.