The Ministry of Health has announced 12 new cases of COVID-19.

The announcement came in its 10 am update.

The following is a statement by the Ministry:

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Tuesday 18th August, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing forCOVID-1916,051
 Number of unique patient tests completed 13,775
 Number of repeated tests 2,276
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 600
 Total number of active cases 448
 Number of deaths 12
 Number of persons discharged 140

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Twelve (12) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (179)

Ninety (90) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Thirty-five (35) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility109 (3 in ICU) 
Caura Hospital70 

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (144)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 19
Balandra 31
Tacarigua 40
Debe 54