Hospitalised COVID patients down to 10, while 49 in step down facilities

The Home of Football in Couva is being used as a step-down facility for COVID-19 patients. (Image: MARVIN SMITH)

There are no more COVID-19 patients at the Caura Hospital, as the last group has been moved to step down facilities for further recovery.

Confirmation comes from the Ministry of Health in its latest COVID-19 Update, as of the morning of Friday 24 April 2020.

The Ministry also reports that a total of 49 COVID-19 patients are recovering now at step down facilities in Couva and Sangre Grande.

The following is the complete clinical update from the Ministry…


As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.

The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of the morning of Friday 24th April 2020:

1,473  =  Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19

1,226  =  Number of unique patient tests completed

247  =  Number of repeated tests

115  =  Number of samples which have tested positive

8  =  Number of deaths

48  =  Number of persons discharged

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

*  Eleven (11) additional persons have been decanted from the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility to the Home of Football, Couva.

*  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) – 11

   –  All are low risk, stable patients.

*  Home of Football, Couva – 38

   –  All are low risk, stable patients

Please note:

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.