Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #485

Port-of-Spain, September 27, 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 Sunday 27th 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-1930,679 
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago                   4,362
Total number of active cases2,057
Number of deaths71
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities926
 Number of recovered community cases 1,308

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·        Forty-one (41)additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. ·  

Of these 41 positive cases, 12 were derived from one source, a centre for children. All the necessary protocols are being implemented.   

·         The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an elderly female with comorbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 71