The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Saturday 15th August, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-19 13,375
 Number of unique patient tests completed 11,725
 Number of repeated tests 1,650
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 474
 Total number of active cases 325
 Number of deaths 10
 Number of persons discharged 139
  

The forty-eight (48) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 5th to August 13th, 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:

·         Forty-eight (48) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o   Twenty-nine (29) cases are pending epidemiological investigation. 

o   Eighteen (18) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.

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

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (129)

Fifty-seven (57) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Forty-eight (48) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility1043 (ICU)2 (HDU)
Caura Hospital25 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities –(91)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 20
Balandra 31
Tacarigua 40