Another death from COVID-19 has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago—an elderly male with pre-existing health conditions—bringing the national toll to 35 persons.

In addition, four new persons have tested COVID-19 positive, moving the national total of active cases to 1,485 patients.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed these latest figures in its morning update for today, Monday 7 September 2020, in its most recent COVID-19 clinical update.

Other highlights from the Ministry’s update for this morning include:

–  The four (4) new positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period August 28th to September 6th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

–  Ten (10) persons have been discharged from health facilities.

–  One thousand three hundred and thirty-eight (1,338) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

–  Thirty-eight (38) COVID-19 positive patients are in Step-down / Transition Facilities

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #444

Port-of-Spain, September 7th, 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 Monday 7th September, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.25,140
Number of unique patient tests completed22,218
Number of repeated tests  2,922
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago  2,254
Total number of active cases  1,485
Number of deaths  35
Number of persons discharged  734
  

The four (4) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 28th to September 6th, 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 elderly male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 35.

  • Four (4) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

All established protocols have been implemented.

  • Ten (10) persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (105)

One thousand three hundred and thirty-eight (1,338) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

Four (4) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility77 [6 (ICU); 12 (HDU)]
Caura Hospital28  

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (38)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande  0
Balandra  0
Tacarigua  0
UWI, Debe  4
UWI, Canada hall  0
UWI, Freedom hall  33
NAPA1  

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.

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

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).