Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 446

Port-of-Spain, September 8th 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 8th September, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 25,400
 Number of unique patient tests completed 22,478
 Number of repeated tests 2,922
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 2,347
 Total number of active cases 1,566
 Number of deaths 38
 Number of persons discharged 743

The seventy (70) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 28th to September 7th, 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 is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an elderly female with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 38. 

·         Seventy (70) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. All established protocols have been implemented.

·         Nine (9) additional persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (100)

One thousand, three hundred and fifty-eight (1,358) patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical officer of Health (CMOH) offices.

Seventy (70) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility756 (ICU)11 (HDU)
Caura Hospital25 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (38)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 5
UWI, Freedom Hall 32
UWI, Canada 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.