Update: COVID-19 deaths rise by two in 24 hours taking total to 39
Update 6 pm
Trinidad and Tobago has recorded yet another COVID-19 related death on Tuesday taking the cumulative total to 39.
This was confirmed in the Ministry of Health’s 6 pm clinical update. The victim is said to be an elderly male with co-morbidities.
Earlier today it was reported that an elderly woman with co-morbidities passed away from the illness.
Meanwhile, 44 additional people have contracted the viral respiratory illness according to results from samples taken during the period August 28 to September 8. As such, active cases have risen to 1,609 while the total number of positive cases stand at 2,391.
Furthermore, the number samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing is 25,796.
Seven hundred and forty-three people have been discharged from the hospital.
The number of COVID-19 related deaths is now at 38.
The Ministry of Health in its 10 am update on Tuesday indicated that an elderly female with co-morbidities has died from COVID-19.
Seventy additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the number of confirmed cases to 2,347.
The new positive cases reported are from results from samples taken between August 28 and September 7. and does not represent the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
Active cases have now risen to 1,566.
Nine additional patients have been discharged, bringing the number of people discharged to 743.
A total of 100 COVID-19 positive patients are still at hospital, 75 (six at ICU and 11 at HDU) at the Couva Hospital and 25 at the Caura Hospital.
Thirty-eight patients are still at step-down transition facilities.
The Ministry revealed that 1,358 patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical officer of Health (CMOH) offices.
The 70 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
To date, 25,400 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 22,478 patients have been tested for COVID-19.
The Ministry will issue another update on the status of COVID-19 at 6 pm.