The Health Ministry is confirming there has been another death from COVID-19, in Trinidad and Tobago, bringing the national total to 14 persons.

In its 10 am update, today, the Ministry also reports that 33 additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Ministry’s update states:

The thirty- three (33) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 16th to August 22nd, 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:

  • The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an adult male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 14.
  • Thirty-three (33) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. All established protocols have been implemented.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #414

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 Sunday 23rd August, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-1919,123
Number of unique patient tests completed16,847
Number of repeated tests2,276
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago963
Total number of active cases784
Number of deaths14
Number of persons discharged165
 

The thirty- three (33) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 16th to August 22nd, 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:

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an adult male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 14.

  • Thirty-three (33) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (166)

Two hundred and seventy-five (275) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Sixty-four (64) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility107 [6 (ICU); 3 (HDU)]
Caura Hospital59

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (279)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande  28
Balandra  22
Tacarigua  35
UWI, Debe  53
UWI, St Augustine  135
NAPA6  

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