Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 244

Port-of-Spain, May 31, 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 31st May, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 3149
 Number of unique patient tests completed 2709
 Number of repeated tests 440
 Number of samples which have tested positive 117
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 108

COVID-19 Patients in Hospital

Total number of hospitalized patients –0 

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

Home Of Football, Couva  – 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.