Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #496

Port-of-Spain, October 3, 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 Saturday, October 3, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 32,122
 Number of unique patient tests completed29,017
 Number of repeated tests3,105 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,709
Total number of active cases1,829
 Number of deaths78
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,086
 Number of recovered community cases1,716

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·      80 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 80 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   7 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      66 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. One person was an elderly male and the other was an elderly female, both with pre-existing conditions. This brings the total number of    COVID-19 related deaths to 78.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – 103

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility655 (ICU)9 (HDU)
Caura Hospital28
Arima General Hospital44 (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 – 13

 Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande0
UWI, Debe7
UWI, Canada Hall0
UWI, Freedom Hall 0