Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #476

Port-of-Spain, September 23, 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 Wednesday September 23, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 29, 707
 Number of unique patient tests completed26,644
 Number of repeated tests3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,046
Total number of active cases2,019
 Number of deaths 67
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities873
 Number of recovered community cases1,087

  The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·     Twenty (20) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These 20 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   Twenty-eight (28) persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·         Sixty-one (61) are 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.

·         The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are two (2) additional COVID-19 related death. The persons are an elderly male and a female, both with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 67.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (90)

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility614 (ICU)7 (HDU)
Caura Hospital24 
Arima General Hospital4
Augustus Long1

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 103

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 6
UWI, Canada hall 52
UWI, Freedom hall 45