Tuesday 26 May, 2020

COVID-19: Cases stay at 116; 2,752 samples submitted

Update 10 pm: 

The number of COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago is still 116. 

This, after 2,752 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing. 

One person still remains warded at Caura Hospital. To date, 107 people have recovered from the virus and been discharged. 

The number of COVID-19 related deaths remains at eight. 

Update 4 pm:

The Ministry of Health said a total of 2,727 samples have been submitted for testing to date.

In its 4 pm update on Tuesday afternoon, the Health Ministry said a total of 2,727 samples were submitted for testing, seven more samples than the 10 am update. 

The Ministry said the number of confirmed positive cases remains at 116 with eight deaths. 

So far, 107 people have been discharged, with one COVID-19 patient remaining at the Caura Hospital. 

The Ministry said of the total number of positive cases, 52 positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise. 49 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together while three positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.

The Ministry reminded the public to practice sanitisation measures and maintain physical distancing. 

It is also advised that all public transportation vehicles should operate with windows open and limit their occupancy.

The Ministry said it will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely fashion. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information about COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus).


Original story:

One COVID-19 patient remains in a stable condition at the Caura Hospital, the Health Ministry said in it’s 10 am update on Tuesday.

The Ministry said the patient is a low risk, stable patient.

To date, the number of positive cases remains stationary at 116, with 2,720 samples submitted for testing.

The Ministry said 2,308 unique patient tests were completed with 412 repeated tests.

The number of deaths remains at eight, with 107 people discharged to date.

The Ministry said it will continue to provide updates as needed.   

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