The Ministry of Health has confirmed that a total of 2,258 people have been tested for COVID-19 in this country, since testing began, with the number of those confirmed as positive for the disease still at 116 persons.

According to the ministry’s latest COVID-19 Update, as of the morning of Sunday 17th May 2020, the total number of samples submitted to CARPHA for testing was 2,670, of which 412 were repeated tests.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…


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 17th May 2020:

2,670  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

2,258  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

412  =  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.