Thursday 24 September, 2020

Update: Another two COVID-19 deaths in one day; 58 total

Update 6 pm

Trinidad and Tobago’s COVID-19-related death toll continues to climb with one more victim reported on Wednesday evening.

According to the Ministry of Health's 6 pm clinical update, the patient is an elderly male with co-morbidities. This brings coronavirus deaths in 24 hours up by two, taking the cumulative total to 58. Earlier today an adult male with co-morbidities also succumbed to the illness.

Meanwhile, 34 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 from samples taken during the period September 4 to September 16. As a result, active cases have risen to 2,459.

To date, 3,237 people have contracted the virus locally. Eight hundred and ten have been discharged from the hospital.

Furthermore, 28,105 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing.

Original story

The Ministry of Health said one more COVID-19 positive patient has died, bringing the country’s virus-related death toll to 57.

In a statement issued at 11 am today, the Ministry said the latest death was an adult male with co-morbidities (other health conditions).

Additionally, the Ministry said 70 more people tested positive for the virus – the Ministry said these cases shows results from samples taken during the period September 4-15, 2020. Therefore, this figure is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry said they will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

According to the release, there are 2,426 active cases at this time with an overall total of 3,293 known positive cases.

To date, the Ministry said 27,883 samples were submitted for testing with 3,063 repeated tests and 24,820 unique tests.

The Ministry said 12 more people were discharged, bringing the total to 810.

Currently, the Ministry said 2,133 patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

According to the Ministry, there are a total of 96 patients at hospital as follows:

  • 62 patients at Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, with 6 six in the Intensive Care Unit and four in the High Dependency Unit.
  • 24 patients at Caura Hospital
  • Eight patients at the Arima General Hospital with five in the Intensive Care Unit and three in the High Dependency Unit
  • Two patients at the August Long Hospital - both patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

The Ministry said there are a total of 127 patients in step-down facilities; six at the UWI, Debe campus, 20 at the UWI, Canada Hall facility and 71 at the UWI, Freedom Hall facility.

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please 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 your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

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

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