Update: 196 more samples sent for COVID-19 testing, 39 active cases
Update 6 pm
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has revealed that 196 more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and UWI site for COVID-19 testing.
In its 6 pm clinical update, the MoH said the total number of swabs sent for evaluation to date is 8,7660.
Meanwhile, 182 people have tested positive for the virus locally with 39 active cases.
Eight people have died from the viral respiratory illness and 135 others have been discharged from the hospital.
The country's tally of COVID-19 cases remained at 182, with three more people discharged, according to the Health Ministry's 10 am update on Monday (August 3, 2020).
The Ministry said three more people were discharged from the Caura Hospital.
To date, there are 39 active cases with 35 patients at the Caura Hospital and four patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.
Between Sunday night and Monday morning, 56 more samples were submitted for testing, bringing the overall number of samples submitted to 8,570.
As of Monday, 6,984 unique patient tests were completed, with 1,586 repeated tests.
To date the death toll remains at eight.
The Ministry urged anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to urgently 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 public is reminded to continue to practice frequent sanitisation, the wearing of face masks and to maintain six feet of distance from others.
The Ministry will continue to provide updates via its official channels as needed.