Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #488

Port-of-Spain, September 29, 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 Tuesday, September 29, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 30,779
 Number of unique patient tests completed27,716
 Number of repeated tests3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,441
Total number of active cases1,913
 Number of deaths74
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,036
 Number of recovered community cases1,418

 The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·      55 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 55 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   105 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      74 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 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths. Both persons are elderly males with comorbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 74

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – 121

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility574 (ICU)5 (HDU)
Caura Hospital45
Arima General Hospital54 (ICU)
Augustus Long Hospital1
St Ann’s Hospital10
Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort2
Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill1

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 12

 Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 4
UWI, Canada Hall 0
UWI, Freedom Hall 0