Saturday 24 October, 2020

Update: 28 new COVID-19 cases recorded; active cases at 1,865

Update 6 pm

The Ministry of Health has announced that 28 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to its 6 pm clinical update, active cases have risen to 1,865 as a result.

To date, 4,570 people have contracted the novel coronavirus locally. 

Seventy-six people have succumbed to the illness thus far. 

Meanwhile, the number of persons discharged from public health facilities is 1,067 while 1,562 community patients have recovered.

Furthermore, 31,570 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing.

Original story

The Ministry of Health said 11 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, however the death tol remains at 76.

In a 10 am update this morning, the Ministry said the new cases will be processed at the discretion of the CMOHs.

The Ministry said additionally, 10 more patients were discharged with 59 recovered community cases.

To date the number of active cases stands at 1,837 with a total of 4,542 positive cases overall.

The Ministry said 31,451 samples were submitted for testing with 28,388 unique patient tests and 3,063 repeated tests.

The death toll remains at 76.

Currently, 1,067 patients have been discharged to date and 1,562 community cases have recovered to date.

The Ministry said there are currently 114 hospitalised patients with 66 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility. There are six patients there in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and five in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The Ministry said there are currently 39 patients at the Caura Hospital and three in the Intensive Care Unit at the Arima Hospital.

There are three patients at the St Ann’s Hospital, two at the Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort, and one at the Scarborough General Hospital at Signal Hill.

The Ministry said additionally there are 10 patients at step-down facilities; six at the UWI Debe Campus and four in Tobago.

The Ministry said it will continue to provide updates via official channels.

Anyone who has developed symptoms of COVID-19, should call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. Anyone who is severely ill, should call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of the nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

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