123 Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases, One New Death

COVID-19 cases, deaths, and discharged (usually indicative of recoveries) data will be updated as new information from the Ministry of Health (Trinidad and Tobago) and The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development (Tobago) is released.

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 1,920 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths, and 691 recoveries (discharged). 24,209 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the University of the West Indies site for testing.

As of 6:00 PM Wednesday 2nd September 2020, there are 1,201 active cases of COVID-19 in T&T.

Trinidad and Tobago is now classified as having community spread.

Today’s COVID-19 Breakdown

The 6 PM Update

Deaths: No additional deaths were recorded. The death toll has risen to 28, following one death reported this morning.

New Cases: Eighty-one (81) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. These new cases show results from samples taken during the period from August 23rd to August 31st, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Our number of active cases is at 1,201, with 691 recoveries (persons discharged) and 28 deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stand at 1,920, with a 123-case increase in reported cases over the last 24 hours.

Samples Submitted: The number of samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI is at 24,209, a 275 sample increase from 24 hours ago at yesterday’s 6 PM Update.

The 10 AM Update

Deaths: Over the last 24 hours, T&T has recorded 1 new COVID-19 related death in T&T. The patient was an elderly male with co-morbidities. This has risen T&T’s COVID-19 death toll to 28.

New Cases: Forty-two (42) people tested positive for COVID-19, 13 in Trinidad and one in Tobago. These new positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period from August 23rd to August 31st. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Recoveries (Discharged): Six (6) people have been discharged from hospital and step down facilities.

Clinical Update: Nine hundred and eighty (980) patients are now in-home quarantine. These patients are under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officers of Health (CMOH) offices. Forty-two (42) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Samples For Testing: In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 23,934 samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI for testing, 21,012 samples were unique while 2,922 samples were submissions for retests.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): Ninety-two (92) patients. There are 20 patients at the Caura Hospital, with 72 at the Couva Hospital. Of the 72 in the Couva Hospital, six patients are in the intensive care unit and sixteen are in the high dependency unit

Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): Six (6) patients

  • 0 at the Brooklyn Facility
  • 0 at Camp Balandra
  • 1 at Tacarigua
  • 4 at the Penal/Debe UWI Campus.
  • 0 at the UWI St. Canada Hall.
  • 0 at the UWI Freedom Hall.
  • 1 at the NAPA Facility

COVID-19 In T&T: By The Numbers

COVID-19 Cases In T&T

Active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. Data: Ministry of Health, This chart will be updated daily.

Daily Increase COVID-19 Cases In T&T

Daily increase in reported COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. From July 29th, there has been a delay in reporting of cases, with batch results from the Ministry of Health. This has resulted in spikes on some days, reflective of positive cases over a 7-10 day period, rather than the last 24 hours. Data: Ministry of Health, This chart will be updated daily.

COVID-19 Deaths In T&T

Reported COVID-19 deaths and 24-hour increases in Trinidad and Tobago. Note that there is also a delay in reporting of COVID-19 deaths due to the confirmation testing of the deceased, as well as allowing the families ample time to grieve. Data: Ministry of Health, This chart will be updated daily.

COVID-19 Recoveries (Discharged) In T&T

Until August 26th, 2020, all COVID-19 positive patients tested negative were discharged and were considered recovered. On August 27th, due to the change in discharge criteria, there was a spike in the number of persons discharged and considered recovered from COVID-19, as the Ministry of Health removed these persons from their “active cases.” Note that while these discharged people are still mandated to home quarantine for a period, they are not counted in the active cases that are still mild or asymptomatic that have tested positive for the virus. Data: Ministry of Health, This chart will be updated daily.

Samples Submitted For Testing

Data from the Ministry of Health daily press releases and updates containing the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (as of Monday 4th May 2020) for testing for COVID-19. Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities across Trinidad and Tobago, showing both individual tests and retests as part of the discharge protocol, which requires two tests within 24-hours. It does not include rejected samples by CARPHA.

Data from the Ministry of Health containing the number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (as of Monday 4th May 2020) for testing for COVID-19, both unique samples and those submitted for retests. It does not include rejected samples by CARPHA. This chart will be updated daily after the 10 AM update, as this data is provided once a day.

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