Update: 27 non-nationals among 47 new COVID-19 cases
Update 6 pm
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 47 additional cases of COVID-19 from samples taken during the period August 19 to August 26.
According to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) 6 pm clinical update, 27 are non-nationals who are currently quarantined at the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force site while 20 are citizens.
This brings the total number of non-nationals testing positive for COVID-19 during phase two to 44. The other 17 non-nationals were previously admitted through the parallel health care system.
“These individuals pose no risk of spread to the population of Trinidad and Tobago,” the MoH said.
To date, 1,476 people have been infected with the virus locally and there are currently 867 active cases. Fifteen people have died while 594 others have been discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing stands at 22,576.
Earlier, the MoH announced 18 new positive COVID-19 cases taking the tally reported today to 65.
Active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are down to 820 with 402 patients discharged.
And, in keeping with new COVID-19 management measures, 670 patients have been home quarantined under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
The Ministry of Health in a clinical update this morning confirmed the figures.
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago has 18 additional confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,429. These patients will be processed for admission to hospital.
One hundred and eighteen patients remain hospitalised: 104 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility (six in Intensive Care and eight in High Dependency); 14 at the Caura Hospital.
Fourteen patients are still at step-down/transition facilities: two at Balandra; one at Tacarigua; three at the UWI, Debe Campus; one at Canada Hall, UWI St Augustine; three at Freedom Hall, UWI St Augustine; and four at NAPA.
To date, 22,375 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.
Unique patient tests have been completed for 19,453 individuals with 2,922 of those tests being repeated.
The number of deaths remain at 15, unchanged since the last update.
The number of patients discharged now stands at 594.
Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. In the event someone is severely ill, they 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.
The Ministry of Health will issue another update at 6 pm.