Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 474

Port-of-Spain, September 22, 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 September 22, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 29, 328
 Number of unique patient tests completed26,265
 Number of repeated tests3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,974
Total number of active cases2,038
Number of deaths 65
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities845
 Number of recovered community cases1026

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 CMOHs.

·         6 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·         There have been 63 additional 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 – (84)

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility563 (ICU)9 (HDU)
Caura Hospital25 
Arima General Hospital3

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