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 completed||26,644|
|Number of repeated tests||3,063|
|Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago||4,046|
|Total number of active cases||2,019|
|Number of deaths||67|
|Number of persons discharged from public health facilities||873|
|Number of recovered community cases||1,087|
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 Facility||614 (ICU)7 (HDU)|
|Arima General Hospital||4|
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 103
|Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande||0|
|UWI, Canada hall||52|
|UWI, Freedom hall||45|