The Ministry of Health is reporting that an additional 132 COVID-19 positive cases have been recorded, between the period 18th to 25th August, 2020.

In its 10 am update for today, Wednesday 26 August 2020, the Ministry says the total number of active cases in the country now stands at 1,177.

The Ministry’s update notes the following:

  • The one hundred and thirty-two (132) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 18th to August 25th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
  • One hundred and thirty –two (132) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o   One (1) person tested positive at a private lab

All established protocols have been implemented.

  • Fourteen (14) persons have been discharged.

o   UWI, Debe – 8

o   UWI, Canada Hall – 3

o   Balandra – 2

o   Tacarigua – 1

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #420

Port-of-Spain, August 26th 2020:   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 population is reminded to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Wednesday 26th August, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.  20,756
Number of unique patient tests completed  17,834
Number of repeated tests  2,922
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago  1,384
Total number of active cases  1,177
Number of deaths  15
Number of persons discharged  192
  

The one hundred and thirty-two (132) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 18th to August 25th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

●  One hundred and thirty –two (132) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o  One (1) person tested positive at a private lab

All established protocols have been implemented.

●  Fourteen (14) persons have been discharged.

o UWI, Debe – 8

o   UWI, Canada Hall – 3

o   Balandra – 2

o   Tacarigua – 1

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (171)

Four hundred and thirty- two (432) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Two hundred (200) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility108 [5 (ICU); 9 (HDU)]
Caura Hospital63  

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (374)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande  31
Balandra  37
Tacarigua  40
UWI, Debe  53
UWI, Canada hall  133
UWI, Freedom hall  66
NAPA14  

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.

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance.

If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to update the public via its official communication channels such as:

●  The Ministry of Health’s website (health.gov.tt);

●  The Ministry of Communications websites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt); and

●  The relevant social media pages of these entities (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Please note:

Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

●   Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public

●   Keep your distance from others (6 feet)

●   Stay home if you are ill

●   Clean then sanitise surfaces (e.g. tabletops, door knobs and cell phones)

●   Wash your hands often with soap and waters or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

●   Cough into a tissue or into the cook of your elbow

●   Avoid touching your face