36 of the 44 COVID-19 survivors are convalescing at the step-down facility set up at the Home of Football in Couva.

Some 44 COVID-19 survivors are convalescing in step down facilities in Sangre Grande and Couva.

Eight are at the Brooklyn Facility in Sangre Grande, while 36 are at the facility set up at the Home of Football in Couva.

And according to the latest COVID-19 Update from the Ministry of Health, as of the morning of Sunday 26 April 2020, 53 persons have been discharged from health facilities, which were set up to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

The report also indicates there has been no change in the number of persons testing positive, nor in the number of deaths from the disease.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #139

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 Sunday 26th April 2020:

1,514  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

1,245  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

269  =  Number of repeated tests

115  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

53  =  Number of persons discharged

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 10

*  Caura Hospital – 0

*  Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 10

   –  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) – 8

   –  All are low risk, stable patients.

*  Home of Football, Couva – 36

   –  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.