Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #480

Port-of-Spain, September 25, 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 Friday September 25, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 30,262
 Number of unique patient tests completed27,199
 Number of repeated tests3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,260
Total number of active cases2,069
 Number of deaths 69
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities905
 Number of recovered community cases1,217

 The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·     Twenty-five (25) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 25 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   Seven (7) persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      Sixty-eight (68) 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 have been two (2) additional COVID-19 related deaths. The first is an elderly male with comorbidities and the second is a female from Tobago with pre-existing conditions. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 69.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (96)

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility586 (ICU)7 (HDU)
Caura Hospital22 
Arima General Hospital5
Augustus Long Hospital1
St Ann’s Hospital10

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