Thursday 24 September, 2020

Active COVID-19 cases climb to 136 after four more positives

The number of active cases has climbed to 136 after four additional positive cases were announced on Sunday morning. 

The Ministry of Health said three of the new cases are contact of already positive cases while one is pending epidemiological investigation.

The Ministry said 89 patients are currently at hospital with 27 new patients who are currently are en route or being admitted to hospital.

As of 10 am August 9, 2020, the overall total known cases in the country stood at 279.

The Ministry said 10,722 samples have been submittted to date with 9,136 unique patient tests and 1,586 repeated tests.

To date, the death toll remains stationary at eight. 

Trinidad and Tobago's positive cases surged after an announcement by the Ministry on Saturday of 32 more cases, with 14 pending epidemiological investigation.

However the Ministry said these cases, the results of which were obtained Saturday, were from samples taken during the period July 30 to August 5 and there was not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

To date, there are 48 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility and 41 at the Caura Hospital.

The Ministry said there are also 20 COVID-19 patients at the step-down Brooklyn Facility in Sangre Grande. 

The Ministry is urging all with COVID-19 symptoms to 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 Ministry will issue updates via its official channels as needed. 

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