Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #481

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

As of the afternoon of Friday 25th 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-1930,424 
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago                   4,277
Total number of active cases2,085
Number of deaths70
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities905
 Number of recovered community cases 1,217

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·        Seventeen (17)additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. ·     

·         The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there has been an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an elderly male with comorbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 70.