Caura hospital

Trinidad and Tobago's last known Covid 19-positive patient has been discharged.

The 69-year-old San Fernando woman was released from the Caura Hospital on Thursday after returning two negative samples.

She spent almost nine weeks being treated at hospital.

The woman, along with her husband, both tested positive for Covid 19 and were treated at the Couva District hospital. The husband was released two weeks ago.

As of Thursday night, the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-19 stood at 2805.

Number of samples which have tested positive remained at 116.

Eight people died.

All 108 people have now been discharged.

The Ministry of Health provided the following update on Thursday at 10p.m.

 One additional person has been discharged from the Caura Hospital. There are now no patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the public health system.

Of the total number of positive cases, 52 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise:

 49 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together 

3 positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public that COVID-19 can be spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated with the novel coronavirus. It is important to regularly sanitise commonly touched surfaces (e.g. table tops, handrails, door knobs and trolleys). If dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to sanitization.

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