Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #500

Port-of-Spain, October 5, 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 Monday, October 5, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 32,354
 Number of unique patient tests completed29,249
 Number of repeated tests3,105
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,766
Total number of active cases1,801
 Number of deaths81
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,097
 Number of recovered community cases1,787

 The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·      3 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 3 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   4 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      37 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 – 100

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility665 (ICU)9 (HDU)
Caura Hospital21
Arima General Hospital44 (ICU)
Augustus Long Hospital0
St Ann’s Hospital3
Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort5
Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill1

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 11

 Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
Balandra 0
Tacarigua 0
UWI, Debe 8
UWI, Canada Hall 0
UWI, Freedom Hall 0