Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #502

Port-of-Spain, October 6, 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 their 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, October 6, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 32,619
 Number of unique patient tests completed29,514
 Number of repeated tests3,105 
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 4,818
Total number of active cases1,784
 Number of deaths83
 Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,107
 Number of recovered community cases1,844

 The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

·      51 additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19

These new 51 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

·   10 persons have been discharged from public health facilities

·      57 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 has been an additional COVID-19 related death. Theperson is an elderly male with pre-existing medical conditions. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 83.

 COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – 100

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility675 (ICU)10 (HDU)
Caura Hospital20
Arima General Hospital33 (ICU)
Augustus Long Hospital0
St Ann’s Hospital3
Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort7
Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill0

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

 Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande0
UWI, Debe9
UWI, Canada Hall0
UWI, Freedom Hall 0