There have been no new deaths or positive cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to the latest clinical update from the Ministry of Health.

Those who did not survive the disease still stand at eight persons, and those infected remains at 116.

And in terms of the number of people tested for the disease, the Ministry is reporting that some 1,290 unique patient tests have been conducted by CARPHA, up to the morning of Tuesday 27 April 2020.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #145

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 Tuesday 28th April 2020:

1,582  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

1,290  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

292  =  Number of repeated tests

116  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

59  =  Number of persons discharged

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 9

*  Caura Hospital – 0

*  Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 9

   –  Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 0

   –  Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 0

   –  Number of Ambulatory patients – 9

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities

*  Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) – 8

   –  All are low risk, stable patients.

*  Home of Football, Couva – 32

   –  All are low risk, stable patients

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.