Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Update: 90 additional people test positive for COVID-19

Update 6 pm

COVID-19 cases have climbed to 4,136 as 90 additional people have tested positive for the virus. 

According to the Ministry of Health's 6 pm clinical update, active cases have risen to 2,109 as a result.

The death toll remains at 67.

Meanwhile, the number of individuals who have been discharged from public health facilities is 873 and recovered community cases stands at 1,087.

To date 29,857 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 an elderly man and woman who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

The Ministry said in an update at 10:45 am this morning that the latest deaths were both elderly people with co-morbidities (other health issues). This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 67.

The Ministry said 20 additional people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of active cases to 2,019.

The Ministry said these 20 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

To date, the Ministry said 29,707 samples have been submitted for testing with 26,644 unique tests and 3,063 repeated tests.

The total number of positive tests now stands at 4,046.

The Ministry said to date, 28 people were discharged from public health facilities, with 61 recovered community cases, bringing the total number of recovered community cases (patients under home isolation) to 1,087.

The number of people discharged from public health facilities stands at 873.

To date, there are 90 patients at hospital; 61 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility with four patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and seven at the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

There are currently four patients at the Arima General Hospital and one patient at the Augustus Long Hospital.

 The Ministry said currently there are 103 patients at step-down facilities; six at the UWI Debe Campus, 52 at the UWI Canada Hall facility and 45 at the UWI Freedom Hall facility.

The Ministry 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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