Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Update: 52 more people test positive for COVID-19

Update 6 pm

Fifty-two additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 taking active cases to 2,090.

To date, 4,026 people have contracted the virus at public and private facilities. Of that total, 65 have died.

The number of individuals discharged from public health facilities is 845 while there are now 1,026 recovered community patients.

Meanwhile, 29,600 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency, the UWI and other local sites for testing.

Original story 

The Ministry of Health said 29 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to 2,038.

In an update at 10.40 am this morning the Ministry said 63 community cases have also recovered, bringing the total number of recovered community cases to 1,026.

The Ministry said the 29 new cases will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

The Ministry said to date, a total of 29,328 samples were submitted for testing with 26,265 unique patient tests and 3,063 repeated tests.

The number of total positive known cases stands at 3,974.

The death toll remains at 65.

To date, the Ministry said six more people have been discharged from public health facilities, bringing the total to 845.

The Ministry said currently there are 84 COVID-19 patients at hospital; 56 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility with three in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and nine at the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

There are 25 patients at Caura Hospital and three at the Arima Hospital.

The Ministry said to date there are 130 patients in step-down facilities; six at the UWI Debe Campus, 52 at the UWI Canada Hall facility and 72 at the UWI Freedom Hall facility.

The Ministry said it will continue to provide updates as needed 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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