Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 274

Port-of-Spain, June 14, 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 14th June, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 3895
 Number of unique patient tests completed 3385
 Number of repeated tests 510
 Number of samples which have tested positive 118
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 109

Update on Cruise Ship that returned June 12, 2020 

Tests submitted to Caribbean Public Health Agency – 308

Tests completed – 153 

     -1 positive : This patient has been transferred to Caura Hospital for treatment

Results Pending- 155 

 All other cruise ship passengers remain quarantined on the vessel and there is no risk of local transmission to Trinidad and Tobago

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (1) – Caura Hospital

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.