Update: COVID-19 deaths rise to 34
Update at 6 pm:
An elderly man with comorbidities is the latest COVID-19 death.
The Ministry of Health in its evening update on Sunday indicated that the country had recorded its 34th death.
Meanwhile,16 new positive cases have been reported representing results from samples taken between August 28 and September 5, and does not represent positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
To date, 25,041 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.
Confirmed cases of the virus have risen to 2,250 with active cases now at 1,492.
Four more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Ministry of Health in its 10 am update on Sunday indicated that confirmed cases have now risen to 2,234.
Active cases are now at 1,477.
The new cases are from samples taken between August 28 and September 5 and is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
Seven patients have been discharged, bringing the total number of patients recovered from the virus to 724.
A total of 109 COVID-19 positive patients remain at hospital – 78 (six in ICU, 13 in HDU) at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, and 31 at the Caura Hospital.
Thirty-eight are still at step-down/transition facilities – 33 at UWI, Freedom Hall and four at UWI, Debe.
One thousand, three hundred and twenty-six (1,326) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
The Ministry said the four new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
To date, 24,941 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 22,019 patients have been tested, with 2,922 tests being repeated.
While there has been a steady increase in the number of deaths reported over the last three weeks, no new deaths have been recorded.
The Ministry will issue another update at 6 pm.