Caura Hospital, which is being used as a COVID-19 treatment facility.

Nine COVID-19 positive patients currently are being treated for the disease at the Caura Hospital, as of the morning of Sunday 28 June 2020, the Ministry of Health says.

According to the ministry’s latest COVID-19 Update, the total number of people who have been confirmed (through testing) as being COVID-19 positive, is 126 persons, since testing began.

The Ministry also reports that 4,912 samples have been submitted to CARPHA for testing.

The following is the complete update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #302

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 Sunday 28th June 2020:

4,912  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

3,928  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

984  =  Number of repeated tests

126  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

109  =  Number of persons discharged

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (9) – Caura Hospital

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)

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).