Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 460

Port-of-Spain, September 15, 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, 15th September, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 27,621
 Number of unique patient tests completed
 Number of repeated tests 3,043
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,183
 Total number of active cases 2,329
 Number of deaths 56
 Number of persons discharged 798

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·         42 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

The 42 positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period September 4th to September 14th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only. All established protocols have been implemented.

·         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 56.

·         11 persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (100)

(2061) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

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

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility754 (ICU)6 (HDU)
Caura Hospital22 
Arima General Hospital4 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 126

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 5
UWI, Canada hall 50
UWI, Freedom hall 71

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.