2 COVID-19 Deaths, 104 Newly Reported Cases In 24 Hours

COVID-19 cases, deaths, and discharged 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 3,327 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths, and 810 patients discharged. 28,105 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 16th September 2020, there are 2,439 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: One additional COVID-19 related death was reported. The person was an elderly male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 58, increasing by two in 24 hours.

New Cases: Thirty-four (34) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. The thirty-four (34) positive cases reported above show results from samples taken during the period September 4th to September 16th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

T&T’s COVID-19 cases have increased by 104 over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,327.

Samples Submitted: The number of samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI is at 28,105, a 222 sample increase from 24 hours ago at yesterday’s 6 PM Update.

The 10 AM Update

Deaths: One additional COVID-19 related death was reported. The person is a male with co-morbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 57.

New Cases: Seventy (70) people tested positive for COVID-19. These new positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period from September 4th to September 15th. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Discharged: Twelve (12) people have been discharged.

Clinical Update: Two thousand, one hundred and thirty-three (2,133) patients are now in-home quarantine. These patients are under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officers of Health (CMOH) offices. Seventy (70) 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 27,883 samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI for testing, 24, 820 samples were unique while 3,063 samples were submissions for retests.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): Ninety-six (96) patients:

  • Couva Hosptial & Multi-Training Facility: 62
    • ICU: 6
    • HDU: 4
  • Caura Hospital: 24
  • Arima General Hosptial: 8
    • ICU: 5
    • HDU: 3
  • Augustus Long Hospital: 2
    • HDU: 2

Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): One hundred and twenty-seven (127) patients:

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

COVID-19 In T&T: By The Numbers

COVID-19 Cases In T&T

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

Active 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 Patients 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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