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The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Sunday 13th September, 2020:

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. 26,724

Number of unique patient tests completed 23,681

Number of repeated tests 3,043

Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 3,019

Total number of active cases 2,194

Number of deaths 53

Number of persons discharged 772

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths. The persons are an elderly male and an elderly female, both with co-morbidities.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 53.

• Twenty-six (26) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

The twenty-six (26) positive cases reported above show results from samples taken during the period September 3rd to September 11th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

• Six (6) persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (111)

One thousand, nine hundred and twenty-nine (1,929) patients have been home isolated under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.

Twenty-six (26) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 78

2 (ICU)

5 (HDU)

Caura Hospital 29

Arima General Hospital


COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (128)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande






UWI, Debe


UWI, Canada hall


UWI, Freedom hall



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.


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