The Ministry of Health is reporting that the most recent positive COVID-19 patients—six persons who came into the country on a cruise ship on 12 June 2020—continue to recuperate at the Caura Hospital.
In its latest COVID-19 Update, as of the morning of Sunday 21st June 2020, the Ministry also reports no new positive cases, with the number of persons infected with the disease still at 123.
The Ministry also reports that testing continues apace at CARPHA, with the number samples submitted rising to 3,995.
The following is the complete update from the Ministry…
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE #288
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.
As of the morning of Sunday 21st June 2020, the Ministry reports the following:
4,290 = Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19
3,736 = Number of unique patient tests completed
554 = Number of repeated tests
123 = Number of samples which have tested positive
8 = Number of deaths
109 = Number of persons discharged
COVID-19 positive patients in hospital – (6) – Caura Hospital
COVID-19 positive patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (0)
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.
Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:
* Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
* Keep your distance from others (6 feet)
* Stay home if you are ill
* Clean then sanitise surfaces (e.g. tabletops, door knobs and cell phones)
* Wash your hands often with soap and waters or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
* Cough into a tissue or into the cook of your elbow
* Avoid touching your face
If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance.
If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to update the public via its official communication channels such as:
– The Ministry of Health’s website (health.gov.tt);
– The Ministry of Communications websites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt); and
– The relevant social media pages of these entities (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).