Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Update: One more tests positive for COVID-19; active cases now at 135

Update 6 pm

The Ministry of Health says one additional person has tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to the 6 pm clinical update, the case is pending epidemiological investigation and all established protocols have been implemented.

To date, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 281 positive cases of the novel coronavirus, 135 of which are active.

Eight people have died from the highly contagious illness while 138 people have been discharged from the hospital.

Meanwhile, 11,311 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and UWI site for testing. This is 368 more than reported earlier on Monday.

Original story

One more person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Trinidad and Tobago.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of the virus to 280.

In its 10am update, the Ministry of Health also announced that three patients have recovered from the virus and been discharged.

The number of active cases currently stands at 134.

66 of these COVID-19 positive patients are warded at the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility. Of these patients, two are warded in the High Dependency Unit and one is warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

There are currently 42 patients warded at the Caura Hospital and 20 more are at the Brooklyn Facility in Sangre Grande, awaiting their two negative COVID-19 tests so they can return home.

As of Monday morning, the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing is 10,943.

Of these, 9,357 represent unique patient samples while 1,586 are repeated tests.

To date, 138 people have recovered from the virus, while eight have died.

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