Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 470

Port-of-Spain, September 20, 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 Sunday September 20, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.  28,995
 Number of unique patient tests completed25,932
 Number of repeated tests 3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,866
 Total number of active cases 2,049
 Number of deaths 64
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities 835
Number of recovered community cases918

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

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

        These 13 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

 ·           The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there have been 3 additional

COVID19 related deaths. The persons are 1 elderly male and 2 elderly females, all with comorbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 64.

 ·           6 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

 ·           There have been 52 recovered community cases.

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 – (81)

 Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility532 (ICU)10 (HDU)
Caura Hospital21
Arima General Hospital7

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

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande0
UWI, Debe7
UWI, Canada hall52
UWI, Freedom hall72