The Ministry of Health has announced 21 new COVID cases.

The announcement came in its 10 pm update.

The following is from a statement by the Ministry of Health:

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Wednesday 19th August, 2020:

 Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites testing for COVID-19. 16,937
 Number of unique patient tests completed 14,661
 Number of repeated tests 2,276
 Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 650
 Total number of active cases 498
 Number of deaths 12
 Number of persons discharged 140

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Twenty – one (21) persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

All established protocols have been implemented.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (126)

One hundred and fourteen (114) patients are en route/ being admitted to hospital.

Twenty- one (21) new patients will be processed for admission.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility86 3 (ICU)1 (HDU)
Caura Hospital40