The following is a press from the Ministry of Health:

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 Saturday 2nd May, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 1838
 Number of unique patient tests completed 1517
 Number of repeated tests 321
 Number of samples which have tested positive 116
 Number of deaths 8
 Number of persons discharged 87

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Four (4) additional persons have been discharged – Home of Football, Couva

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 6 
Caura Hospital – 0 
Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility –   6·         Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) –  0·         Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 0·         Number of Ambulatory patients – 6

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) – 6·         All are low risk, stable patients.
Home of Football, Couva – 9·         All are low risk, stable patients 

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.