The Ministry of Health is reporting an alarming increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
As of this morning, these are the numbers:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 10,399
Number of unique patient tests completed 8,813
Number of repeated tests 1,586
Number of samples which have tested positive 243
Number of deaths 8
Number of persons discharged 135
The eighteen (18) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during
the period 31st July, 2020 to present. Therefore this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
Only one positive case below comes from a sample taken within the last 24 hours (Friday 7th August, 2020).
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
Eighteen (18) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
One (1) case is imported. The patient is a national who recently returned from Nigeria/ Egypt/London/ Barbados.
Six (6) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.
Eleven (11) cases are pending epidemiological investigation. All established protocols have been implemented.
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (82). Eighteen (18) new patients are en route to
Number of active cases – (100)
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)
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
An Ambulatory Patient is able to walk about and is not bedridden.