Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 306

Port-of-Spain, June 30, 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 30th June, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 5061
 Number of unique patient tests completed 3986
 Number of repeated tests 1075
 Number of samples which have tested positive 130
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 113

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Four (4) additional returning nationals have tested positive for COVID-19. Three of the four are recently deported nationals from the United States, while one is a returning student from the Barbados cohort.  All cases are imported. All established protocols are being implemented.

·         Four (4) persons have been discharged from the Caura Hospital.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (9) – 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.