Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #478

Port-of-Spain, September 24, 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 population is reminded to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Thursday September 24, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.

29,961 

 Number of unique patient tests completed

26,898

 Number of repeated tests

3,063 

 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago

 4,222

Total number of active cases

2,118

 Number of deaths

 67

 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities

898

Number of recovered community cases

1,139

                                                       

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·     Eighty-six (86) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

 These 86 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

 

·   Fifteen (15) persons have been discharged from public health facilities

  • Fifty-two (52) persons are recovered community cases

 

Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.

 

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (94)

 

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility

55

5 (ICU)

7 (HDU)

Caura Hospital

23

 

Arima General Hospital

4

Augustus Long Hospital

2

St. Ann’s Hospital

10

 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 102

 

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande

 

0

Balandra

 

0

Tacarigua

 

0

UWI, Debe

 

5

UWI, Canada hall

 

52

UWI, Freedom hall

 

45

NAPA

 

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