Trinidad: A Fourth Covid Victim Has Died – Cases Mount In T&T

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – This brings to 12 the number of fatalities.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of Monday morning.

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 14,655

Number of unique patient tests completed 12,438

Number of repeated tests 2,217

Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 565

Total number of active cases 413

Number of deaths 12

Number of persons discharged 140

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 12.

 Thirteen (13) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o Nine (9) positive cases – Trinidad

o Four (4) positive cases -Tobago

Awaiting laboratory forms for categorisation purposes (i.e. contact of COVID-19 positive patient or pending epidemiological investigation etc.)

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (149)

Seventy- five (75) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Forty –six (46) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 100 3 (ICU)

Caura Hospital 49

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

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 19

Balandra 31

Tacarigua 40

Debe 53

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 800WELL (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.