Trinidad and Tobago COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update # 446

Port-of-Spain, September 8th 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 your 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 8th September, 2020:

 

 

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.

 

25,400

 

Number of unique patient tests completed

 

22,478

 

Number of repeated tests

 

2,922

 

Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago

 

2,347

 

Total number of active cases

 

1,566

 

Number of deaths

 

38

 

Number of persons discharged

 

743

 

 

 

The seventy (70) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 28th to September 7th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

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 co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 38. 

  • Seventy (70) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. All established protocols have been implemented.
  • Nine (9) additional persons have been discharged.

 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (100)

One thousand, three hundred and fifty-eight (1,358) patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical officer of Health (CMOH) offices.

Seventy (70) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

 

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility

75

6 (ICU)

11 (HDU)

Caura Hospital

25

 


COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities
 – (38)

 

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande

 

0

Balandra

 

0

Tacarigua

 

0

UWI, Debe

 

5

UWI, Freedom Hall

 

32

UWI, Canada Hall

 

0

NAPA

1

 

 

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.

 

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to update the public via its official communication channels such as the Ministry of Health’s website (health.gov.tt), the Ministry of Communications Websites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt) and the relevant social media pages of these entities (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

 

 

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
sfy39587stf03
sfy39587stf04
Error | Trinidad and Tobago Government News

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.