The latest COVID-19 Update from the Ministry of Health reports that nearly 2,800 people—a total of 2,798 to be exact—have been tested for COVID-19 in this country, since testing began.

According to the ministry, as of the morning of Thursday 4th June 2020, the total number of samples submitted to CARPHA for testing was 3,238, of which 440 were repeated tests.

The Ministry also reports no changes in the numbers of those who have tested positive for the disease, as well as those who have not survived.

The following is the complete update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #254

Port-of-Spain, June 4, 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 Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Thursday 4th June 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 = 3,238

Number of unique patient tests completed = 2,798

Number of repeated tests = 440

Number of samples which have tested positive = 117

Number of deaths = 8

Number of persons discharged = 108

COVID-19 Patients in Hospital

Total number of hospitalized patients – 0

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities

Home of Football, Couva – 1

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.