The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Saturday 25th April 2020:
|Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19||1501|
|Number of unique patient tests completed||1235|
|Number of repeated tests||266|
|Number of samples which have tested positive||115|
|Number of deaths||8|
|Number of persons discharged||52|
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
· Four additional persons have been discharged.
o Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn) – (3)
o Home of Football, Couva- (1)
· No patient is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
· No patient is currently in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals
|Total number of hospitalized patients – 10|
|Caura Hospital – 0|
|Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility – 10· Number of patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – 0· Number of patients in High Dependency Unit (HDU) – 0· Number of Ambulatory patients – 10|
COVID-19 Patients in Step-down/ Transition Facilities
|Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility) – 8· All are low risk, stable patients.|
|Home of Football, Couva – 37· All are low risk, stable patients|
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.