Update: 22 more test positive for COVID-19
Update at 6pm:
Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have risen to 4,763 with 22 new infections.
The Ministry of Health in its evening clinical update advised of the new positive cases.
Active cases of the virus are now 1,839.
Just 40 more samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.
Figures on patients discharged and community recoveries remain unchanged from the earlier update.
No new deaths have been recorded.
The Ministry will provide another update tomorrow morning.
Two more COVID-19 related deaths have brought fatalities from the virus to 81.
The Ministry of Health in its clinical update on Sunday morning indicated that the latest fatalities are elderly males. The first had no pre-existing conditions while the second patient had prior medical conditions.
The Ministry indicated that confirmed cases of the virus have risen to 4,741 with 26 additional people having tested positive for COVID-19. Active cases are now at 1,817.
The 26 new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
In some good news, seven more patients have been discharged from public health facilities, bringing the total number of people discharged to 1,093.
Recovered community cases are up to 1,750, with 34 more people recovered from the virus.
Recovered community cases refer to people who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.
A total of 110 patients remain at hospital: 69 (five in ICU, nine in HDU) at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility; 30 at Caura Hospital; five in ICU at the Arima; three at St Ann’s Hospital; and three at the Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort.
Just 11 COVID-19 positive patients remain at step-down / transition facilities: eight at the UWI Debe Campus and three in Tobago.
To date, 32,314 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19, with 29,209 patients tested for the virus.
The Ministry will provide another update on the status of COVID-19 this evening.