Friday 23 October, 2020

Update: COVID-19 deaths rise to 65

6pm update:

An elderly woman with comorbidities is the latest COVID-19 related fatality.

The Ministry of Health in its 6pm clinical update on Sunday advised of the new virus-related death.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 65. 

Further, 35 more people have tested positive for the virus bringing the number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to 3,901. 

Active cases of the virus are at 2,083.

To date, 29,183 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.

The Ministry will issue another update on the status of COVID-19 in T&T on Monday morning.

Original article:

Three people, including two elderly women have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Ministry of Health in its clinical update on Sunday revealed that an elderly man and two elderly women, all with comorbidities, have succumbed to the virus.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 64.

Thirteen more have tested positive for the virus and will be processed for admission at the discretion of the Chief Medical Offices of Health (CMOHs).

These new infections bring the total number of confirmed cases to 3,866, with 2,049 of those being active.

Six more patients have been discharged from public health facilities. This brings the total number of patients discharged to 835.

Meanwhile, 52 new recovered community cases have been recorded. Recovered community cases now stands at 918.

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

A total of 81 COVID-19 positive patients remain at hospital: 53 (two in ICU and 10 in HDU) at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, 21 at the Caura Hospital and seven at the Arima General Hospital.

The Ministry indicated that 131 COVID-19 positive patients are in recovery at step-down / transition facilities: seven at the UWI Debe Campus, 52 at UWI Canada Hall and 72 at UWI Freedom Hall.

To date, 28,995 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19, with 25,932 patients being tested.

The Ministry of Health will issue another update on the status of COVID-19 this evening.

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