Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #494

Port-of-Spain, October 2, 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, October 2, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 31,759
 Number of unique patient tests completed28,696
 Number of repeated tests3,063 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,613
Total number of active cases1,808
 Number of deaths76
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,079
 Number of recovered community cases1,650

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·      43 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 43 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   12 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      88 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.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – 103

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility656 (ICU)10 (HDU)
Caura Hospital29
Arima General Hospital33 (ICU)
Augustus Long Hospital0
St Ann’s Hospital3
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 7
UWI, Canada Hall 0
UWI, Freedom Hall 0