Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 364

Port-of-Spain, July 29th 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 reminds the population to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Communications.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Wednesday 29th July, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 6955
 Number of unique patient tests completed 5395
 Number of repeated tests 1560
 Number of samples which have tested positive 156
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 128

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Two (2) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. 

–          One (1) is a primary contact of a recently positive COVID-19 patient.

–          One (1) had contact with COVID-19 positive patients.

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (19). One (1) new patient is en route to Caura hospital.

Caura Hospital18
Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility1

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.

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.