Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 178

Port-of-Spain, May 9, 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 of the morning of Saturday 9th May, 2020: 

 

 

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for

COVID-19

 

2271

 

Number of unique patient tests completed

 

1931

 

Number of repeated tests

 

340

 

Number of samples which have tested positive

 

116

 

Number of deaths

 

8

 

Number of persons discharged

 

103

 

 

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

 

Total number of hospitalized patients –1

 

Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility –   1

  • Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) –  0
  • Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 1
  • Number of Ambulatory patients – 0

 

 

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

 

Home of Football, Couva – 4

  • All are low risk, stable patients

 

 

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are hospital wards that provide treatment for people who are very 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 wards for people who need more observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible in a general ward but slightly 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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