Saturday 24 October, 2020

Update: 15 more test positive for COVID-19; 2078 cases active

Update 6 pm

Fifteen additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Ministry of Health's 6 pm clinical update.

This has taken active cases to 2,078.

To date, the number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities is 3,945.

Sixty-five people have succumbed to the illness locally.

Meanwhile, 839 people have been discharged from public health facilities and 963 positive individuals who had been self-isolating, have recovered.

Furthermore, 29,328 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for COVID-19 testing.

Original story

The Ministry of Health said there are currently 2,063 known active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Ministry’s update at 10.40 am today, 29 more people tested positive for the virus and will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOH.

The Ministry said in a revised update that the death toll stands at 65.

The Ministry said there are currently 82 patients at hospital; 55 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, with two patients in the Intensive Care Unit and five in the High Dependency Unit; 22 at the Caura Hospital, and five at the Arima General Hospital.

The Ministry said to date 29,183 samples had been submitted for testing with 26,120 unique tests and 3,063 repeated tests.

The total number of known positive cases stands at 3,930.

The Ministry said additionally four people were discharged from public health facilities and there are 45 recovered community cases.

To date there are 130 patients at step-down facilities; six at the UWI Debe campus, 52 at the UWI Canada Hall campus, and 72 at the UWI Freedom Hall campus.

The Ministry said it will continue to provide updates via official channels.

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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