The Ministry of Health is reporting in its latest COVID-19 update that there has been an additional COVID-19 related death.

According to the Ministry’s 10 am update, the person is an adult male with pre-existing medical conditions. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 11.

Meanwhile, one (1) person has been discharged from the Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande.

The Ministry is also reporting that as of the morning of Sunday 16 August 2020, twenty-two (22) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

     – Six (6) cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

     – Two (2) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.

     – Fourteen (14)  persons tested positive at a private lab

The Ministry assures that all established protocols have been implemented.

These latest cases bring the total number of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 519, since testing began earlier this year, with the number of active cases up to 368.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #400

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 reminds the population to source your information only from official sources, such as the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Communications.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Sunday 16 August 2020:

13,494
 
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19
11,844 Number of unique patient tests completed
1,650  Number of repeated tests
519
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago
368Total number of active cases
11Number of deaths
140Number of persons discharged

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an adult male with pre-existing medical conditions. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 11.

●  One (1) person has been discharged from the Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande.

●  Twenty-two (22) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

     – Six (6) cases are pending epidemiological investigation.

     – Two (2) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.

     – Fourteen (14)  persons tested positive at a private lab

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (115)

Sixty-five (65) patients are en route / being admitted to hospital.

Forty-five (45) new patients will be processed for admission.

  – Caura Hospital  =  68 [3 (ICU); 1 (HDU)]

  – Caura Hospital  =  47

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (143)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande19
Balandra31
Tacarigua40
Debe53

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.

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).

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