Updated: Another COVID-19 death recorded, total now at 29
Update at 6 pm:
An elderly male with comorbidities has died from the novel cornonavirus (COVID-19).
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 29.
The Ministry of Health in its clinical update on Thursday evening indicated that the number of confirmed cases has also risen with 43 additional people having tested positive for the virus.
The results are from samples taken between August 28 and September 3, meaning the figure is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
The number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago now stands at 1,984, with 1,255 of those cases being active.
A total of 240 more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19, bringing the total number of samples submitted to 24,449.
The Ministry will issue another update on the status of COVID-19 at 10 am tomorrow.
Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘new normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.
With 21 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), confirmed cases of the virus have risen to 1,941, with 1,213 of those cases being active.
The Ministry of Health in its 10 am clinical update on Thursday said the latest positive results are from samples taken between August 28 and September 2, and do not represent cases from the last 24 hours only.
While the number of virus-related deaths has steadily increased over the past few weeks, it remains unchanged since Wednesday morning, at 28.
Nine patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of patients being discharged to 700.
Ninety-six patients remain hospitalised for the virus – 73 (seven in Intensive Care and 12 in High Dependency) at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, and 23 at Caura Hospital.
A total of 1,090 patients are in home isolation under continuous monitoring by the County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
The Ministry indicated that the new positive cases will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
Just six patients remain at step-down/transition facilities – five at the UWI Debe campus and one at NAPA.
To date, 24,209 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.
A total of 21,287 people have been tested for the virus, with 2,922 tests being repeated.
Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19, is advised to call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of the nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.
The Ministry will issue another update on the status of COVID-19 at 6 pm.