Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 426

Port-of-Spain, August 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 population is reminded to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health.

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

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 22,987
 Number of unique patient tests completed 20,065
 Number of repeated tests 2,922
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 1,577
 Total number of active cases 894
 Number of deaths 19
 Number of persons discharged 664

The twenty-three (23) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 21st to August 28th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:  

·         Twenty-three (23) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

·         Thirty-six (36) persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (76)

Seven hundred and eighty-five (785) patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

Twenty-three (23) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility636 (ICU)10 (HDU)
Caura Hospital13 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (10)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 2
Tacarigua 2
UWI, Debe 3
UWI, Canada hall 0
UWI, Freedom hall 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.