One More COVID-19 Death, 168 New 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 2,993 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths, and 766 patients discharged. 26,634 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 Saturday 12th September 2020, there are 2,176 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 51, increasing by one in 24 hours.

New Cases: One hundred and one (101) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. The one hundred and one (101) positive cases reported above show results from samples taken during the period September 3rd to September 11th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Samples Submitted: The number of samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI is at 26,634, a 83 sample increase from 24 hours ago at yesterday’s 6 PM Update.

The 10 AM Update

Deaths: No additional deaths were reported. The death toll remains at 50.

New Cases: Sixty-seven (67) people tested positive for COVID-19. These new positive cases reported show results from samples taken during the period from September 2nd to September 12th. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

Discharged: Four (4) people have been discharged.

Clinical Update: One thousand, seven hundred, and sixty-eight (1,768) patients are now in-home quarantine. These patients are under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officers of Health (CMOH) offices. Sixty-seven (67) 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 26,551 samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI for testing, 23,508 samples were unique while 3,043 samples were submissions for retests.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): One hundred and thirteen (113) patients. There are 29 patients at the Caura Hospital, at the Couva Hospital and 4 at the Arima General Hosptial. Of the 80 in the Couva Hospital, five patients are in the intensive care unit and four are in the high dependency unit.

Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): One hundred and twenty-eight (128) patients:

  • 0 at the Brooklyn Facility
  • 0 at Camp Balandra
  • 0 at Tacarigua
  • 7 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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