Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 119

Port-of-Spain, April 19, 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 Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as at the afternoon of Sunday 19th April 2020:



Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19




Number of samples which have tested positive




Number of deaths




Number of persons discharged




COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals


Total number of hospitalized patients – 60


Caura Hospital – 10


Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 50

Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit – 0

Number of patients in High Dependency Unit – 1

Number of Ambulatory patients – 49


COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities


Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) - 25

 All are low risk, stable patients.



  • Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are hospital units that provide treatment for people who are critically ill. They are staffed with health care professionals who are trained in ICU treatment and the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment.
  • High Dependency Units (HDUs) are hospital units for people who are very ill and need more observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible in a general ward but less than that given in an Intensive Care Unit.
  • An Ambulatory Patient is able to walk about and is not bedridden. 
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