Trinidad and Tobago Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #491

Port-of-Spain, September 30, 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. The population is reminded to rely on information from official sources only, such as the Ministry of Health.

As of the afternoon of Wednesday 30th September, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-1931,218 
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago                   4,531
Total number of active cases1,895
Number of deaths76
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,057
 Number of recovered community cases 1,503

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·             14additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

·         The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an elderly female with pre-existing medical conditions. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 76.