Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #479

Port-of-Spain, September 24, 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. The population is reminded to rely on information from official sources only, such as the Ministry of Health.

As of the afternoon of Thursday 24th September, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-1930,055  
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago                   4,235
Total number of active cases2,121
Number of deaths67
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities898
 Number of recovered community cases 1,149

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·       Thirteen (13)additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19

·         Ten (10) additional persons 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.