Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 264

Port-of-Spain, June 9, 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 Tuesday 9th June, 2020:

  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19  3432
  Number of unique patient tests completed  2923
  Number of repeated tests  509
  Number of samples which have tested positive  117
  Number of deaths  8
  Number of persons discharged  109

 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.