The latest COVID-19 Update from the Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are no new COVID-19 cases, although testing continues apace at CARPHA, the Caribbean Public Health Agency.

According to the Ministry, as of the morning of Thursday 21 May 2020, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 116 persons, with the number of deaths still at 8 persons.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #214

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 21st May 2020:

2,795  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

2,380  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

415  =  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

Please note:

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.