Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 350

Port-of-Spain, July 22, 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.

As of the morning of Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 6186
 Number of unique patient tests completed 4655
 Number of repeated tests 1531
 Number of samples which have tested positive 140
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 127

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

  • One (1) additional person has tested positive for COVID-19. The case is imported. This patient is a national who recently returned from Saudi Arabia. All established protocols have been implemented.
  • Three (3) persons have been discharged from the Caura Hospital.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (4) – Caura Hospital. One (1) new patient is currently in transfer to 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.

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