The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 1,195 people have been tested for COVID-19 in this country, since testing began, with the number of those confirmed as positive for the disease being 115 persons.

According to the ministry’s latest COVID-19 Update, as of the morning of Wednesday 22 April 2020, the total number of samples submitted to CARPHA for testing was 1,425, of which 230 were repeated tests.

The Ministry also reports that a total of 37 COVID-19 survivors have been discharged from health facilities in Caura, Couva and Sangre Grande.

The following is the complete update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #127

As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Wednesday 22nd April 2020:

1,425  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

1,195  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

230  =  Number of repeated tests

115  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

37  =  Number of persons discharged

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

*  An additional nine (9) persons have been discharged.

   –  Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility- (3)

   –  Caura Hospital – (1)

   –  Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn) – (5)

*  No patient is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

*  No patient is currently in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 32

*  Caura Hospital – 9

   –  All stable

*  Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 23

   –  Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 0

   –  Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 0

   –  Number of Ambulatory patients – 23

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

*  Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) – 16

   –  All are low risk, stable patients.

*  Home of Football, Couva – 22

   –  All are low risk, stable patients

Please note:

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are hospital wards that provide treatment for people who are very ill. They are staffed with health care professionals who are trained in ICU treatment and the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment.

High Dependency Units (HDUs) are wards for people who need more observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible in a general ward but slightly less than that given in an Intensive Care Unit.

An Ambulatory Patient is able to walk about and is not bedridden.