Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 262

Port-of-Spain, June 8, 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 8th June, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 3409
 Number of unique patient tests completed 2901
 Number of repeated tests 508
 Number of samples which have tested positive 117
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 109

The Ministry of Health provides the following report:

·         One person has been medically discharged – Home of Football, Couva.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – 0

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.