Update: Four COVID-19 patients die in 24 hours
Update 6 pm
Two more people have died from the novel coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) 6 pm clinical update, one of the victims is an elderly male with co-morbidities while the second is an adult female. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19.
Earlier on Friday, two people were reported to have died from the viral respiratory illness marking four deaths in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, there have been 42 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections from samples taken during the period August 20 to August 28. Thus, the number of positive patients has risen to 1,554. Of that total, 907 are active.
Furthermore, 628 people have been discharged from the hospital.
In addition, 22,937 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing.
Two elderly men with co-morbidities have died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of virus-related deaths to 17.
The Ministry of Health advised of the deaths in its clinical update on Friday morning.
The number of active cases of the coronavirus currently stands at 867 with 36 new positive cases from samples taken in the past seven days.
Of these cases, nine are non-nationals.
The Ministry assured that all protocols have been implemented.
Forty-seven patients are en route to hospital where 99 patients are still being treated. Ten patients are currently in the High Dependency Unit while five are in Intensive Care.
The 36 new cases are being processed for admission to hospital.
Ten patients remain at step-down/transition facilities while 675 are in home quarantine under continuous monitoring by their respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
To date, 22,792 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), UWI and other sites for testing for COVID-19, representing tests on 19,870 patients.
The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has risen to 628 with 34 more patients discharged.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,512.
The Ministry will issue another update at 6 pm.