Friday 23 October, 2020

Update: Another elderly woman marks second COVID-19 death in 24 hrs

Update 6 pm

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that there has been an additional COVID-19-related death.

In its 6 pm clinical update, the MoH said the latest victim is an elderly female with pre-existing medical conditions. This is the second death in 24 hours and brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 76.

Furthermore, 14 additional people have contracted the novel coronavirus. As such, active cases have risen to 1,895.

To date, 4,531 have been infected with COVID-19 locally. 

The number of persons discharged from public health facilities is 1,057 with 1,503 recovered community cases.

Meanwhile, 31,218 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency, the UWI and other local sites for testing.

Original story

With one more COVID-19 related death recorded, the number of fatalities has risen to 75.

The Ministry of Health in its clinical update on Wednesday morning revealed that an elderly woman with comorbities has died of the virus.

Meanwhile, an additional 54 people have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,517. Active cases, however, now stand at 1,882.

These new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

The Ministry confirmed that 21 people have been discharged from public health facilities, while 85 community cases have recovered.

The number of patients discharged from public health facilities is now 1,057 while recovered community cases stand at 1,503.

Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.

COVID-19 positive patients at hospital is now 110: 59 (six in ICU, five in HDU) at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility; 39 at the Caura Hospital; five (four in ICU) at Arima General Hospital; one at Augustus Long Hospital; three at St Ann’s Hospital; two at Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort and one at Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill.

Eleven COVID-19 positive patients remain at step-down / transition facilities: six at UWI Debe Campus, and five in Tobago.

To date, 30,977 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19, with 27,914 patients tested.

The Ministry will issue another update on the status of the virus this evening.

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