Thursday 2 July, 2020

Update: COVID-19 cases remain at 117; 3169 samples sent for testing

Update 10 pm: 

Trinidad and Tobago's number of COVID-19 cases remains at 117. 

No additional samples have been sent for testing to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for COVID-19 testing since this afternoon's update. 

Trinidad and Tobago has one active case of COVID-19, and that patient is being housed at the Home of Football facility in Couva. 

No one is hospitalised at this time. 

The Ministry of Health also indicated that updates will be sent at 10 am and 6 pm daily from Tuesday 2 June. 

Update 4 pm:

Fourteen more samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for COVID-19 testing.

According to the Ministry of Health's 4 pm clinical update, this takes the total number of samples submitted for evaluation to 3,169.

Positive cases remain at 117.

The number of discharged patients stands at 108 while eight people succumbed to the viral respiratory illness.

Trinidad and Tobago is currently on phase three of a six-tier plan to relax measures implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Original story

As the first day of phase three of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions come into effect, Trinidad and Tobago’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus remain at 117.

The Ministry of Health in its morning clinical update advised that no new samples had been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 since yesterday afternoon.

The number of samples submitted for testing thus far remains at 3,155.

Unique patient tests have been completed for 2,715 individuals, while 440 tests have been repeated.

No patients are hospitalised at this time, but the country’s single active case of COVID-19 remains in quarantine at the Home of Football in Couva.

No update was given on the patient’s condition in this update.

The Ministry will provide another clinical update at 4 pm.  

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