Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Update: COVID-19 death toll rises to 71; 12 cases at children's centre

Update 6 pm, September 27, 2020:

The Health Ministry has recorded another COVID-19 related death, taking the death toll to 71, with 41 more positive cases. 

In its 6pm update the Ministry said the latest death was an elderly female with comorbidities (other health issues).

Additionally the Ministry recorded 41 positive cases, 12 of them from a centre for children.

The Ministry said all the necessary protocols are being implemented.  

The Ministry said as of Sunday afternoon, there are 2,057 active cases, with the overall number of positive cases at 4,362.

To date, 30,679 samples were submitted for testing.

The number of patients discharged from public health facilities is now at 926 with 1,308 recovered community cases.  

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.

 

Original story:

The Ministry of Health announced nine additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, bringing the total active caseload to 2,017.

In its Sunday morning update, the Ministry said there were also 37 additional recovered community cases and 12 more patients discharged from state facilities.

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

As of Sunday morning, the number of COVID-19 related deaths remains at 70.

The Ministry said to date 102 patients are warded at its facilities; 56 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, with six patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and six at the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

There are 27 patients at Caura Hospital and five at the Arima General Hospital, with three ICU patients.

The Ministry said there is one COVID-19 patient at the Augustus Long Hospital and 10 at the St Ann’s Hospital.

In Tobago, there are two COVID-19 patients at the Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort, and one at the Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill.

The Ministry said to date, 30,644 samples were submitted for testing with 27,581 unique tests and 3,063 repeated tests.

The number of positive tests to date stands at 4,321, with 2,017 active cases.

At the Ministry’s step-down facilities, there are 112 patients: Four at the UWI Debe campus, 52 at the UWI, Canada Hall facility, 45 at the UWI, Freedom Hall facility and 11 in Tobago.

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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