The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Saturday September 19, 2020:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 28,774
Number of unique patient tests completed 25,711
Number of repeated tests 3,063
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,739
Total number of active cases 1984
Number of deaths 60
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities 829
Number of recovered community cases 866
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
· Eighty-eight (88) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
The eighty-eight (88) positive cases reported shows results from samples taken during the period September 10th to September 18th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
The eighty-eight (88) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
· Seven (7) persons have been discharged from public health facilities
Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (86)
Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 50 4 (ICU)7 (HDU)
Caura Hospital 25
Arima General Hospital 11
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – 131
Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0
UWI, Debe 7
UWI, Canada hall 52
UWI, Freedom hall 72