Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 432

Port-of-Spain, September 1st 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 Tuesday 1st September, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 23,651
 Number of unique patient tests completed 20,729
 Number of repeated tests 2,922
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 1,773
 Total number of active cases 1,063
 Number of deaths 25
 Number of persons discharged 685

The fourteen (14) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 23rd to August 30th, 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: 

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are three additional COVID-19 related deaths. The persons are an elderly male with co-morbidities and two elderly females, also with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 25.

·         Fourteen (14) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o   Thirteen persons tested positive – Trinidad

o   One person tested positive – Tobago

·         Nine (9) persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (80)

Nine hundred and sixty- two (962) patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

Fourteen (14) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility656 (ICU)13 (HDU)
Caura Hospital15 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (7)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 2
UWI, Debe 4
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.