The number of COVID-19 survivors who have been discharged from health facilities in Caura, Couva and Sangre Grande has now risen to 41 persons.

According to the Ministry of Health’s latest COVID-19 Update, as of the morning of Thursday 23rd April 2020, an additional four persons were released over the past 24 hours from facilities in Couva and Sangre Grande.

The following is the complete, clinical update from the Ministry…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #130

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 23rd April 2020:

1,454  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

1,220  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

234  =  Number of repeated tests

115  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

41  =  Number of persons discharged

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

*  Four (4) additional persons have been discharged.

   –  Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn) – (3)

   –  Home of Football, Couva – (1)

*  Nine (9) persons have been decanted from the Cuara Hospital to the Home of Football, Couva.

*  No patient is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

*  No patient is currently in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

Total number of hospitalized patients – 23

*  Caura Hospital – 0

   –  All stable

*  Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 23

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

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

   –  Number of Ambulatory patients – 23

COVID-19 Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities

*  Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) – 12

   –  All are low risk, stable patients

*  Home of Football, Couva – 31

   –  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.