CARPHA—the Caribbean Public Health Agency—has tested a total of 2,413 samples for COVID-19, as of the morning of Wednesday 13th May 2020, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health.

Of that number, the Ministry reports that 2,071 have been unique patient tests. It also states there have been no changes to the numbers of positive cases or deaths, since testing began.

The following is the complete update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #190

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 Wednesday 13th May 2020:

2,413  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

2,071  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

342  =  Number of repeated tests

116  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

107  =  Number of persons discharged

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 1

*  Caura Hospital – 1

    – Low risk, stable patient

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.