Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 468

Port-of-Spain, September 19, 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 September 19, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.  28,774
 Number of unique patient tests completed25,711
 Number of repeated tests 3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,739
 Total number of active cases 1984
 Number of deaths 60
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities  829
 Number of recovered community cases 866

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·         Eighty-eight (88) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

The eighty-eight (88) positive cases reported shows results from samples taken during the period September 10th to September 18th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The eighty-eight (88) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·    Seven (7) persons have been discharged from public health facilities

Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (86)

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility504 (ICU)7 (HDU)
Caura Hospital25 
Arima General Hospital11

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 131

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 7
UWI, Canada hall 52
UWI, Freedom hall 72