Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 472

Port-of-Spain, September 21, 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 Monday September 21, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.  29,183
 Number of unique patient tests completed26,120
 Number of repeated tests 3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,930
 Total number of active cases 2,063
 Number of deaths 65
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities 839
 Number of recovered community cases 963

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

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

        These 29 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOH

 ·           4 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

 ·           There have been 45 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 – (82)

 Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility552 (ICU)5 (HDU)
Caura Hospital22 
Arima General Hospital5

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 130

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 6
UWI, Canada hall 52
UWI, Freedom hall 72