Trinidad and Tobago Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #495

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

As of the afternoon of Friday 2nd October, 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-1931,927  
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago                   4,629
Total number of active cases1,824
Number of deaths76
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities1,079
 Number of recovered community cases 1,650

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

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