The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of Sunday morning.
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 - 10,722
Number of unique patient tests completed 9,136
Number of repeated tests 1,586
Number of samples which have tested positive 279
Number of deaths 8
Number of persons discharged 135
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
Four (4) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
Three (3) are contacts of recently positive COVID-19 patients.
One (1) case is pending epidemiological investigation. All established protocols have been implemented.
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (89). Twenty-seven (27) new patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.
Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 48
Caura Hospital 41
Number of active cases – (136)
COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (20 – Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande)
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.