Thursday 29 October, 2020

COVID-19 death toll climbs to 61, 114 more test positive

Updated at 6 pm on September 19

The Ministry of Health has announced an additional COVID-19 related death, pushing the country's death toll to 61.

The patient is an adult male with comorbidities.

One hundred and fourteen more people have also tested positive for COVID -19.

In its 6 pm update on Saturday, the Ministry of Health indicated that 28,995 samples submitted have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.

Trinidad and Tobago's caseload stands at 3,853 with 2,097 active cases.

A total of 829 people have been discharged from public health facilities.

The number of recovered community cases stands at 866.

Original story

Eighty-eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, while seven patients have been discharged from public health facilities.

In its 10 am update on Saturday, the Ministry of Health indicated the 88 positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period September 10-18, and is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry added the new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the County Medical Officers of Health (CMOHs).

There are 86 positive patients in hospital.

Fifty patients are warded at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and seven in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

There are also 25 patients at the Caura Hospital and 11 at the Arima General Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health indicated that 28,774 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.

A total of 25,711 unique patient tests were completed and 3,063 tests were repeated. Trinidad and Tobago's caseload stands at 3,739.

There are 1,984 active cases.

To date, 60 people have died and 829 patients have been discharged from public health facilities.
 

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