Two more persons have succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the national death toll to 45.

According to the update from the Ministry of Health for this morning, the patients who died were an elderly female with co-morbidities and an adult male.

The Ministry also is reporting 79 new positive cases of COVID-19, which brings the national total for active cases to 1,970.

Key highlights from this morning’s update include:

●  The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 45.

●  Seventy-nine (79) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. seven (7) of these refer to persons who were housed at the Police Training Academy and have not been in circulation within the national community. These individuals will be transferred to a public health facility for relevant medical care.  All established protocols have been implemented.

●  The seventy-nine (79) positive cases reported are results from samples taken during the period August 31st to September 10th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

●  Seven (7) persons have been discharged from health facilities.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #452

Port-of-Spain, September 11th, 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 Friday 11th September 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19.26,176
Number of unique patient tests completed23,133
Number of repeated tests3,043
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago2,777
Total number of active cases1,970
Number of deaths45
Number of persons discharged762
  

The Ministry of Health provides the following update: 

  • The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths. The persons are an elderly female with co-morbidities and an adult male. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 45.
  • Seventy-nine (79) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
  • It should be noted that, of the seventy-nine (79) COVID-19 positive cases reported, seven (7) of these refer to persons who were housed at the Police Training Academy and have not been in circulation within the national community. These individuals will be transferred to a public health facility for relevant medical care.  All established protocols have been implemented.
  • The seventy-nine (79) positive cases reported above show results from samples taken during the period August 31st to September 10th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
  • Seven (7) persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (109)

One thousand six hundred and sixty-three (1,663) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

Seventy – nine (79) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility79 [6 (ICU); 5(HDU)]
Caura Hospital30

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (119)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande0
Balandra0
Tacarigua0
UWI, Debe5
UWI, Canada Hall44
UWI, Freedom Hall70
NAPA0

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