Tracking COVID-19 In T&T – March Through April 2020

COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries data (through 10 PM April 30th, 2020) from the Ministry of Health (Trinidad and Tobago) and The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development (Tobago)

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 116 COVID-19 cases with 73 recoveries and eight deaths as of 10 PM April 30th, 2020. 1,772 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for testing.

As of 10 PM April 30th, 2020, there are thirty-five (35) active COVID-19 cases in T&T.

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While it is not entirely clear the number of cases that are classified as local, imported, or community spread, 52 positive cases have originated from one cluster – the Costa Favolosa cruise. 49 of these cases have stemmed from 68 nationals that have been quarantined at Camp Balandra while 3 additional cases were nationals who returned to T&T separately.

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

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

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.

Data from the Ministry of Health daily press releases showing the number of COVID-19 cases across T&T, separating the Costa Favolosa cases out of the overall total. Note that 49 COVID-19 cases originated from the Costa Favolosa cruise, 40 of which were added to T&T’s overall total on March 21st.

Map of Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Trinidad and Tobago as of April 19th, 2020. Click for more details.

The COVID-19 Cases Timeline in Trinidad and Tobago

(In reverse-chronological order until April 30th, 2020)

(See here for cases between May-June 2020)

No New Cases – Day 4
One More Recovery
April 30th, 2020

As of the 10 PM Update, one additional patient has been discharged from the Home of Football, Couva.

Our number of active cases is at 35, with 73 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 116.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1,772, an eighty-nine (89) sample increase compared yesterday’s 10 PM update.


As of the 4 PM update, there were no new reported cases, recoveries, or deaths.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1,730.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

Two (2) persons have been decanted from the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility to the Home of Football, Couva.

Quarantined Update: There are thirty-three people (not COVID-19 positive) at the Tacarigua Convalescent Center. These are the group of nationals who returned from Barbados. There are also four (4) healthcare workers completing their two-week quarantine at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).

Surveillance Testing Update: As of yesterday (Wednesday 29th April 2020), 212 tests were conducted, all of which returned with a negative result.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 1,683 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1,376 samples were unique while 307 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1,683 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 6 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 6 at the Couva Hospital. All 6 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 30 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 22 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

No New Cases – Day 3
13 COVID-19 Cases Recovered
April 29th, 2020

As of the 10 PM Update, one additional patient has been discharged from the Couva Hospital.

Our number of active cases is at 36, with 72 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 116.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1,683, a forty-one-sample (41) increase compared yesterday’s 10 PM update.


As of the 4 PM update, there were no new reported cases or deaths.

Three more patients have been discharged from the Home of Football, Couva Step Down Facility.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1,672.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

Nine patients were discharged from the Home of Football, Couva Step Down Facility.

In addition, there are thirty-three people (not COVID-19 positive) at the Tacarigua Convalescent Center. These are the group of nationals who returned from Barbados.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 1,642 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1,335 samples were unique while 307 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1,642 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 9 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 9 at the Couva Hospital. All 9 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 31 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 23 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

No New Cases – Day 2
April 28th, 2020

As of the 4 PM and 10 PM updates, there were no new reported cases, deaths, or recoveries.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1,642, a seventy-sample (70) increase compared yesterday’s 10 PM update.

Our number of active cases is at 49, with 59 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 116.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 1,582 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1,290 samples were unique while 292 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1,582 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 9 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 9 at the Couva Hospital. All 9 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 40 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 32 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

Day 1 of No New Cases
1 New Recovery
April 27th, 2020

As of the 4 PM update, there were no new reported cases, deaths, or recoveries.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1572, a forty-seven-sample increase compared yesterday’s 10 PM update.

Our number of active cases is at 49, with 59 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 116.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

One additional person has been discharged from the Couva Hospital.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 1525 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1256 samples were unique while 269 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1525 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 9 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 9 at the Couva Hospital. All 9 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 40 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 32 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

T&T Records 116th Case, 5 New Recoveries.
April 26th, 2020

As of the 4 PM and 10 PM updates, there have been one additional case of COVID 19 in T&T, as well as 5 people, in total, discharged.

In total, one person from the Couva Hospital and 4 people from the Home of Football, Couva.

Our 116th case is pending epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1525, an 11-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

Our number of active cases is at 50, with 58 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 116.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 1514 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1245 samples were unique while 269 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1514 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 10 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 10 at the Couva Hospital. All 10 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 44 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 36 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

10 Patients Remain Hospitalized; 49 in Step-Down Facilities
April 25th, 2020

There was no change in the number of confirmed cases, deaths, or recoveries as of the 10 PM update.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1514, a 13-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

This keeps our active cases at 54, with 53 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 115.


As of the 4 PM Update, there were no changes in the number of cases or deaths. However, an additional person has been discharged from the Home of Football, Couva.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

An additional person has been discharged from the Home of Football, Couva with three discharged from the Sangre Grande Step Down Facility in Brooklyn.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM briefing, of the 1501 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1235 samples were unique while 266 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1501 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 10 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 10 at the Couva Hospital. All 10 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 45 patients, 8 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 37 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

Number of Recovered COVID-19 Patients Continue to Rise
April 24th, 2020

There was no change in the number of confirmed cases or deaths as of the 4 PM and 10 PM updates.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1501.

This keeps our active cases at 59, with 48 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 115.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

Four people were discharged, three from the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility) and one from the Home of Football, Couva.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM update, of the 1473 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1226 samples were unique while 247 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1473 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 10 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, and 10 at the Couva Hospital. All 10 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 49 patients, 11 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 38 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

T&T Reports Highest Recovery Count, Eleven, In The 24 Hours
April 23rd, 2020

There was no change in the number of confirmed cases or deaths as of 10 PM. However, three more persons were discharged, one from the Sangre Grande step-down facility in Brooklyn and two from the Home of Football, Couva.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1473, a 19-sample increase in the last 24 hours..

This brought our active cases to 59, with 48 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 115.


There was no change in the number of confirmed cases or deaths as of 4 PM. However, four more persons were discharged, three from the Couva Hospital and one from the Home of Football, Couva.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1459.

This brought our active cases to 62, with 45 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 115.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago. However, there were four people discharged, three from the Sangre Grande step-down facility and one from the Home of Football, Couva

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM briefing, of the 1454 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1220 samples were unique while 234 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1454 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 23 patients, None (0) at the Caura Hospital, while 23 at the Couva Hospital. All 23 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 43 patients, 12 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 31 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

T&T Reports 9 New Recoveries
April 22nd, 2020

There was no change in the number of confirmed cases, deaths, or recoveries as of the 4 PM and 10 PM Updates.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1454, a 30-sample increase compared to the last 24-hours.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases or deaths were announced in Trinidad and Tobago. However, there were nine people discharged, three from the Couva Hospital, one from the Caura Hospital, and five from the Sangre Grande step-down facility.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM briefing, of these 1425 samples submitted to CARPHA for testing, 1195 samples were unique while 230 samples were submissions for retests. Note that none of the 1425 samples reported in the press release were rejected samples.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 32 patients, 9 at the Caura Hospital, while 23 at the Couva Hospital. All 32 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 38 patients, 16 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility), and 22 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

T&T Records A New COVID-19 Case
April 21st, 2020

There was no change in the number of confirmed cases, deaths or recoveries as of the 10 PM Update.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA increased to 1424.


At the 4 PM update, the Ministry of Health announced one new COVID-19 case. The 115th case is pending epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

Two more persons were discharged, one from the Couva Hospital and the Home of Football, Couva step down facility.

This brought our active cases to 79, with 28 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 115.

The total number of samples submitted to CARPHA stands at 1393.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.


In the 10 AM update, no new cases, deaths or recoveries were announced in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM briefing, of these 1380 samples, 1157 samples were unique while 223 samples were submissions for retests.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): 36 patients, 10 at the Caura Hospital while 26 at the Couva Hospital. All 36 are stable and are considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk about and aren’t bedridden.

In Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): 44 patients, 21 at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility) and 23 at the Home of Football, Couva facility. All patients are considered low risk and stable.

Total Cases Remain At 114, 5 New Recoveries
April 20th, 2020

In the 10 AM update, one new recovery was announced, as a patient was discharged from the Couva Hospital. No changes were reported in the 4 PM update.

In the 10 PM update, 4 recoveries (discharges) were announced from the Sangre Grande step-down facility.

This keeps our active cases to 80, with 26 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.

The total number of samples submitted to CARPHA stands at 1380, a 23-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

As of 10 PM, 59 patients remain hospitalized. 10 remain at the Caura Hospital while 49 remain at the Couva Hospital. There are no patients in the ICU, one in the high dependency unit and 48 ambulatory patients. There are 21 patients at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility) where all are low-risk, stable patients.

Total Cases Remain At 114
April 19th, 2020

According to the 10 AM, 4 PM and 10 PM updates, T&T has recorded no new cases, deaths or recoveries. This means that Trinidad and Tobago has not recorded a new COVID-19 case in the last 4 days. Within the last 4 days, T&T has also submitted 74 samples to CARPHA for testing.

This keeps our active cases to 85, with 21 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.

The total number of samples submitted to CARPHA stands at 1357, a 22-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

In addition, 60 patients remain hospitalized. 10 remain at the Caura Hospital while 50 remain at the Couva Hospital. There are no patients in the ICU, one in the high dependency unit and 49 ambulatory patients. There are 25 patients at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Step-Down Facility) where all are low-risk, stable patients.

No Changes in Number of Cases, Deaths Or Recoveries For Today, Following Erroneous Media Release.
April 18th, 2020

According to the 10 AM and 4 PM updates, T&T has recorded no new cases, deaths or recoveries.

In the new 10 PM update, no changes occurred in the number of cases, deaths or recoveries.

This keeps our active cases to 85, with 21 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.

The total number of samples submitted to CARPHA stands at 1335, a 15-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

Note that there was an error in the Ministry of Health's 10 PM Media Release, in which the table should state 115 positive samples and 23 persons discharged. This will likely be corrected shortly.
Note that there was an error in the Ministry of Health’s initial 10 PM Media Release. This was corrected.

One New Recovery – 114 Total Cases
April 17th, 2020

According to the 10 AM and 4 PM updates, T&T has recorded no new cases, deaths or recoveries.

In the 10 PM update, one new recovery was reported as another person has been discharged from the Caura Hospital

This keeps our active cases to 85, with 21 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.

The total number of samples submitted to CARPHA stands at 1320, a 22-sample increase compared to 24 hours ago.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

No Change in COVID-19 Stats – 114 Total Cases
April 16th, 2020

According to the 10 AM, 4 PM and 10 PM updates, T&T has recorded no new cases, deaths or recoveries.

This keeps our active cases to 86, with 20 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.

As of 10 PM, no new cases, deaths or recoveries were reported. However, the total number of samples submitted to CARPHA has risen by 15 to 1298, compared to 24 hours ago.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

New Cases & Recoveries – Cases: 114; Deaths: 8; Recoveries: 20
April 15th, 2020

According to the 10 AM update, T&T has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in T&T, with 2 new recoveries (discharged).

Our 114th case had contact with a person that had a recent travel history.

Two patients were also discharged from Caura Hospital.

In the 4 PM update, the Ministry of Health also announced the 20th discharge, this patient also from the Caura Hospital.

As of 10 PM, no new cases, deaths or recoveries were reported. However, the total number of samples submitted to CARPHA has risen by 60, compared to 24 hours ago, to 1283.

Note that these figures show the number of samples submitted by the Regional Health Authorities to CARPHA 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.

This keeps our active cases to 86, with 20 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 114.


In the Ministry of Health’s 10 AM press conference, 60 patients remained hospitalized (now 59 as of 4:00 PM). At the Caura Hospital, 12 (now 11) patients were hospitalized and all are stable and ambulatory. There are two individuals within the suspected case ward at the Caura Hospital.

There are 48 patients warded at the Couva Hospital with no patients in ICU. Two patients are warded in the high dependency unit, down from four yesterday. The remaining 46 patients are now considered ambulatory and stable.

In the Sangre Grande step-down facility, there are 26 people, all stable.

A Day Of No Change – Cases: 113; Deaths: 8; Recoveries: 17
April 14th, 2020

According to the 10 AM, 4 PM and 10 PM Updates from the Ministry of Health, there have been no new cases, deaths or recoveries reported across Trinidad and Tobago.

However, the number of samples submitted to CARPHA has increased to 1223, a 71-sample increase over the last 24 hours. This is the third-highest 24- hour increase in samples submitted.

This spike in submitted samples to CARPHA is due to the submission of surveillance samples from health centers across Trinidad and Tobago. These samples are selected based on health center physicians who determine if a patient meets the definition of “acute viral illness” and are sent off to CARPHA. These samples, according to the CMO Dr. Roshan Parasram, will not be rejected and are labeled differently.

This keeps our active cases to 88, with 17 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 113.

No Change In Total Cases At 113, One New Recovery.
April 13th, 2020

According to both the 10 AM and 4 PM Update from the Ministry of Health, there have been no new cases, deaths or recoveries reported across Trinidad and Tobago.

As of the 10 PM Update, there has been one new discharge (recovery) from the Sangre Grande step-down facility.

This brings our active cases to 88, with 17 recoveries and eight deaths. The total COVID-19 cases in T&T stands at 113.

At the Ministry of Health’s 2 PM Press Conference, 14 patients are still warded at Caura Hospital.

Forty-four (44) patients are still warded at the Couva Hospital, one of which is warded in ICU stable and not on ventilator support, four in a high dependency unit and thirty-nine (39) patients that are considered ambulatory, meaning that they can walk around.

At the Sangre Grande step-down facility, there are thirty-one (31) patients who are asymptomatic and low risk and stable. (As of the 10 PM update, this would now be thirty (30).)

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA for testing has also risen to 1152, a 26 sample increase from yesterday.

One New Case Brings T&T’s Total to 113; 4 New Recoveries
April 12th, 2020

Four (4) patients were discharged from the Caura Hospital as of 4:00 PM. T&T’s total recoveries now stand at 16, with 8 deaths meaning our active cases now stand at 89.

The number of samples submitted to CARPHA for testing has also risen to 1126, a 16 sample increase from yesterday.


As of 10:00 AM, the Ministry of Health has announced one new case of COVID-19 in T&T. The 113th case is pending epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

There were no changes in the number of samples submitted to CARPHA, deaths or recoveries from last night.

8 New Recoveries, 3 New Cases
April 11th, 2020

As of 10:00 PM, the Ministry of Health has announced no new cases, deaths or recoveries. The number of samples submitted to CARPHA has risen to 1110. This is 20 more samples than 24 hours ago.


In the 4:00 PM update, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19. Cases 110, 111 and 112 originated from the initial 68 nationals quarantined at Camp Balandra. These were also considered imported cases. At this point, 52 cases came from the group of nationals who returned from the cruise, 49 of which were from the Camp Balandra cluster and 3 of which returned to T&T separately.

Also announced were eight new recoveries (or discharges). As of Saturday, 8 persons have been discharged from the Caura Hospital and 4 persons have been discharged from the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility.

This brings the total active cases to 92, with eight deaths and twelve recoveries.


As of the 10:00 AM update, there has been no change in the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries from prior updates.

No New Cases, Two New Recoveries – Total: 109; Deaths: 8
April 10th, 2020

As of 10:00 PM, the two patients referenced earlier today have been discharged from the Couva Hospital and Multi-training facility. This brings the total active cases to 98, with eight deaths and 3 recoveries. There were no new cases or deaths reported as of the 10 PM update from the Ministry of Health.


According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM and 4 PM Press Releases, no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in T&T.

The total active cases stand at 100, with 8 deaths and 1 recovery. Of the 100 patients in the hospital, 74 are at the Couva Hospital, with one in ICU but stable. In the high dependency unit, there are 3 people and all are stable. 70 are considered “ambulatory.”

In the Caura Hospital, there are 26 patients who are all considered ambulatory, meaning they are able to walk around.

In Camp Balandra, there are still 22 persons quarantined but they were all swabbed yesterday (Thursday). Once the test comes back negative, they will be able to head home.

According to the Minister of Health at this afternoon’s press conference, there may be two discharges today, as they await the second negative test result to come in. Between Friday and Saturday, a potential 32 patients may be transferred out of Couva and head to a step-down facility.

Two New Cases Recorded In T&T – Total At 109
April 9th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM Press Release, two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in T&T.

Our 108th case was a primary contact of a COVID-19 positive patient in Trinidad. This would be considered a case of local spread or local transmission.

Our 109th case was also a primary contact of a COVID-19 positive patient but in Tobago. This would bring that island’s total confirmed cases to 5. This would also be considered a case of local spread or local transmission.

No new cases were reported in the 4 PM update. In Tobago, all 65 persons in the island’s quarantine facility have been released after completing their 14-day quarantine period.

As of the 10 PM update, no new cases were recorded.

The total active cases stand at 100, with 8 deaths and 1 recovery. Of the 100 patients in the hospital, one was being admitted as of the 10 AM press briefing, 27 are considered “ambulatory” at the Caura Hospital and 72 in Couva Hospital, with no patients in the ICU, but three are in the high dependency unit but stable.

32 patients are scheduled to be moved out of Couva between Thursday and Sunday.

No Additional Cases – Total Stand at 107
April 8th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM, 4 PM and 10 PM Press Releases, there were no new cases, deaths or recoveries recorded in T&T.

The total active cases stand at 98, with 8 deaths and 1 recovery.

2 New Cases Bring T&T’s total to 107
April 7th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM Press Release, T&T has recorded one new COVID-19 case. This patient had a history of recent travel and is considered Tobago’s 4th case. This is considered another imported case.

Our 107th case is a person who had contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. Thus, it is considered a case of local spread in the country.

No new cases, deaths or recoveries were announced in the 10 PM Update.

The total active cases stand at 98, with 8 deaths and 1 recovery.

8th Death Recorded, Total Cases: 105
April 6th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM Press Release, T&T has recorded one new COVID-19 death. The deceased was an elderly person with pre-existing medical conditions. No additional information was provided.

No new cases were announced as of the 4 PM update and the 10 PM Update.

The total active cases stand at 96, with 8 deaths and 1 recovery.

Cases 104 & 105, Death #7 recorded.
April 5th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health 10 AM Press Release, T&T has recorded one new case of COVID-19 and one new death.

Our 104th case of COVID-19 is still pending an epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

Our 7th death is the first death recorded in Tobago, an elderly man with pre-existing conditions.

No new cases were announced in the 4 PM update.

The Ministry of Health announced one new case of COVID-19 as of the 10 PM Update. The 105th case was a close contact of a COVID-19 positive patient. Thus, it is considered a case of local spread in the country.

The total active cases stand at 97, with 7 deaths and one recovery.

Three New Cases of COVID-19 Brings Total to 103
April 4th, 2020

At 10:00 PM, the Ministry of Health confirmed 1 new case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. The 101st case is a close contact of a COVID-19 positive patient. Thus, it is considered a case of local spread in the country.

In it’s 4:00 PM update, two more cases were confirmed. Both the 102nd and 103rd cases were close contacts of a COVID-19 positive patient. Thus, they are considered cases of local spread in the country.

In their final update at 10:00 PM, no new cases, deaths or recoveries were reported. However, over the last 24 hours, 57 samples were submitted for CARPHA for testing, brining that total of samples submitted to 779.

The total active cases stand at 96, with 6 deaths and one recovery.

Total Cases of COVID-19 in T&T Now Stands at 100
April 3rd, 2020

At 4:00 PM, the Ministry of Health confirmed 1 new case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 98th case is a person who had recent travel, thus considered an imported case.

At 10:00 PM, the Ministry of Health confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, bringing our total to 100 cases in the Country.

Our 99th and 100th cases were close contacts of a COVID-19 positive patient. Thus, they are considered cases of local spread in the country.

7 New Cases, One New Death of COVID-19 in T&T In the last 24 Hours.
April 2nd, 2020

At 4:00 PM, the Ministry of Health confirmed 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 91st and 92nd cases both came into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Thus, these are considered cases of local spread in the country.

The 93rd case is a person who had recent travel, thus considered an imported case.

Our 94th case is still pending an epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

By 10:00 PM, the Ministry of Health confirmed one new death and 3 new cases across Trinidad and Tobago.

Our sixth death occurred in Trinidad and a further epidemiological investigation is required as information was not available from the patient due to the need for immediate medical care.

Our 95th and 96th cases both had a history of recent travel and can be classified as imported cases.

Our 97th case is still pending an epidemiological investigation so it is unknown at this time whether the patient would be considered an imported case, local spread or a potential community spread case.

T&T Records 5th COVID-19 Death, 90th Case
April 1st, 2020

At 10:00 AM, the Ministry of Health confirmed the 5th COVID-19 death in Trinidad and Tobago. The deceased was an elderly main with pre-existing medical conditions.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Ministry of Health also confirmed another case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. The 90th case is a person who had exposure to patients with a viral illness. This would be yet another case of local spread in the country.

In the last press release for Wednesday, the Ministry of Health has confirmed no changes in the number of cases or deaths, but has submitted 621 samples to CARPHA for testing.

Trinidad and Tobago Records 4th COVID-19 Death, Cases Up to 89
March 31st, 2020

CNC3 News was the first to report T&T’s fourth COVID-19 death.

According to their report, the latest victim is an elderly woman who had previous medical issues. She passed at the Couva hospital this evening.

The death was confirmed by several sources, including the family of the victim whom Guardian Media communicated with, as well as close friends of the family.

In the Ministry of Health 10 PM update, 2 new cases have been confirmed with the total cases standing at 89.

Case 88 is a person who has no travel history nor contact with COVID-19 positive cases. This could constitute as our first case of community spread.

Case 89 is a person who had contact with persons who had a history of recent travel. This would be classified as an instance of local spread or transmission.

2 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Stands at 87
March 31st, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health, two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in T&T.

Cases 86 and 87 were both close contacts of persons who tested positive both of which can be classified as instances of local spread or transmission.

7 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Stands at 85
March 30th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health, seven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in T&T as of Monday night, March 30th, 2020.

The following four cases were reported on Monday morning (Update 58):

Case 79 was T&T’s fifth case of local spread or local transmission, as it was a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Case 80 and Case 81 were contacts of someone with recent travel history, implying our sixth and seventh cases of local spread.

Case 82 had a pending epidemiological investigation – thus could be another potential case of local spread if there had been no travel history which would classify it as imported.

The following case was reported on Monday afternoon (Update 59). This is Tobago’s third confirmed COVID-19 case.

Case 83 is an imported case, as they had a history of recent travel.

These cases were reported Monday night (Update 60):

Cases 84 and 85 both had close contact of someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, both of which can be classified as our eight and ninth instances of local spread or transmission.

2 New COVID-19 Cases
March 29th, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health, two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in T&T.

Case 77 was a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, thus it was T&T’s fourth case of local spread or local transmission.

Case 78 had a pending epidemiological investigation – thus could be a potential case of local spread if there had been no travel history which would classify it as imported.

3nd COVID-19 Death, 10 New COVID-19 Cases
March 28th, 2020

No additional information has been given on Saturday, in both Update 53 and Update 54 from the Ministry of Health. concerning both the new death and the ten new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

As of 4:00 PM Saturday 28th March 2020:

  • There have been 76 positive cases (indicated by positive samples from CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Forty-nine (49) of these positive cases came from a group of nationals who recently returned from the Costa Favolosa Cruise, 68 of whom were quarantined at Camp Balandra. This total figure has increased by 2 since March 27th, 2020. These are all considered imported cases. This includes:
      • Forty-six (46) people from the group of 68 returned together.
      • Three (3) additional people, who were also on the cruise that returned to Trinidad and Tobago separately.
  • We knew based on previous updates (Update #45Update #46 and the Tobago health worker), three (3) are considered local spread/transmission.
  • As of March 27th, 2020, 16 of the 66 cases at the time were imported elsewhere.
  • Today, there are 8 additional cases for which the Ministry of Health has not indicated whether these came from contacts of known cases (local spread/transmission), imported cases or community spread/transmission cases.

2nd COVID-19 Death, Health Worker Infected & The First Recovery
March 27th, 2020

The Ministry of Health announced the second COVID-19 death in Trinidad and Tobago. The patient was “an elderly gentleman with pre-existing medical complications.”

In addition, our third case of local spread or local transmission was reported. Case 66 is a health worker at the Scarborough General Hospital.

No details were given concerning the first COVID-19 recovery in Trinidad and Tobago, citing patient confidentiality concerns.

T&T Records First COVID-19 Death, 5 New Cases
March 26th, 2020

CNC3 News first reported the confirmation of T&T’s first death. According to reports, this patient was a 77-year-old male and had tested positive for COVID-19. The patient had pre-existing conditions and was warded at the Couva Hospital, where he passed on March 25th, 2020. This was subsequently confirmed by the Minister of Health.

Case 61 had a history of recent travel, thus an imported case.

Cases 62, 63 and 64 originated from the initial 68 nationals quarantined at Camp Balandra. These were also considered imported cases. At this point, 47 cases came from the group of nationals who returned from the cruise, 44 of which were from the Camp Balandra cluster and 3 of which returned to T&T separately.

Case 65 was considered an imported case, according to the Ministry of Health media release #50.

3 More Cases – Total Stands at 60
March 25th, 2020

Three more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday morning in Trinidad and Tobago.

Case 58 and case 59 were both imported cases, as both had a history of recent travel.

Case 60 was another positive case from the Costa Favolosa cruise, originating from the initial 68 nationals quarantined at Camp Balandra. This was also considered an imported case.

Cases 52 to 57 – First in Tobago, First Cases of Local Transmission/Spread
March 23rd, 2020

The Ministry of Health and The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development (Tobago) confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the country on Tuesday morning.

Case 52 had a history of recent travel, arriving in Tobago on an international flight. Thus, it would be considered an imported case. This was Tobago’s first reported positive COVID-19 case.

Case 53 is a primary contact for an existing recently imported case. This is T&T’s first occurrence of local spread or local transmission.

By Tuesday afternoon, 4 more cases were confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

Case 54 had a history of recent travel, thus is an imported case.

Case 55 was T&T’s second instance of local spread or local transmission. This person had contact with a person with a history of recent travel.

Case 56 and Case 57 were also imported cases, two nationals who returned from the Costa Favolosa cruise outside of the 68 nationals who were quarantined at Camp Balandra.

Case 51
March 23rd, 2020

Our fifty-first case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was confirmed the morning of March 23rd, 2020.

This case was an additional person who was also on the Costa Favolosa cruise but returned separately from the group of 68 that was quarantined at Camp Balandra.

Case 50
March 22nd, 2020

The Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago. This person had a recent travel history.

Costa Favolosa Cases – The Initial 40
March 21st, 2020

40 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, all of which originated from the group of 68 travelers onboard the Costa Favolosa Cruise. The total was now up to 49 positive cases.

There is no risk of community spread from these travelers, as they were immediately quarantined upon arrival into Trinidad.

All positive COVID-19 cases have been imported. This means that in all forty cases, the patients contracted the illness outside of Trinidad and flew home before showing symptoms.

Case 8 & 9
March 18th, 2020

Our eighth and ninth confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

These cases have recent travel histories and are unrelated to each other. Thus, they are classified as imported cases.

One patient has been identified as a male and the other a female.

Case 6 & 7
March 17th, 2020

Our sixth and seventh confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was confirmed by a late-night press release, with no details on the patients by the Ministry of Health beyond these were imported cases.

It was later reported by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian that these two cases were “two Trinidadian women who were aboard the Costa Favolosa cruise ship that was anchored off Guadeloupe for several days after not being allowed to enter Martinique.”

Case 5
March 16th, 2020

Our fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was a 26-year-old male. No further information was released by the Ministry of Health. However, in a subsequent release confirming T&T’s 7th case, this was also an imported case.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, this case was identified as a sportsman, who recently returned from Europe and was warded at Caura Hospital.

“The 26-year-old, a member of a sports club in east Trinidad, arrived in TT approximately 15 days ago and took part in a national meet. However, after experiencing an unsettled stomach and vomiting last Thursday, he was taken to a health facility. The athlete did not show any flu-like symptoms but was still tested for the coronavirus as a precaution.”

According to the patient’s father, as stated in the Newsday report, the family and his close contacts are in self-quarantine and the patient himself has not had “any real major problems.”

Cases 3 & 4
March 15th, 2020

These two cases of COVID-19, beyond subsequent confirmation that they were imported, no further details were released by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Communications.

Case 2
March 13th, 2020

Our second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was a 66-year-old male who, according to the Ministry of Health, had recent travel history and such, considered imported.

The patient presented at a public health facility on Thursday 12th March 2020 and was immediately attended to at the Accident and Emergency Department. This patient was in critical condition and has been warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Couva Hospital as of Monday 16th March 2020.

However, in the following days of this announcement, and little additional information from the Government (note that official information in Trinidad and Tobago concerning COVID-19 comes from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications), local journalism has shone through – providing details that the public would like, without compromising the patients’ confidentiality in most cases.

As reported by the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, this 66-year-old man had travel history to Grenada and resided in East Trinidad.

According to Dr. Roshan Parasram, T&T’s Chief Medical Officer, “We would have traced everyone who would have had significant contact with the person that was ill and all of those households and all those persons have been quarantined as well.” The number of persons who have been quarantined because of Patient One is unknown.

1st Confirmed Case
March 12th, 2020

Our first confirmed case (patient zero) of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago was a 52-year-old male who had a travel history to Switzerland.

Note that patient zero may refer to the index case or the first documented patient in a disease epidemic within a population. Other media reports may reference this case as patient one (and subsequent patients two, three etc.)

A timeline of events of T&T’s first COVID-19 Case and other information covered in today’s media conference.
A timeline of events of T&T’s first COVID-19 Case and other information covered in today’s media conference.

Shortly after this press conference, the patient was moved into isolation at the Caura Hosptial, where it was reported on Monday 16th March 2020 that he was improving.

This case was the only case the public was given an in-depth timeline of events.

According to medical officials, the patient’s entire family tested negative for the virus (COVID-19). However, it is unknown how many persons were contact traced for this specific case, how many remain in isolation or self-quarantine to date and outside of the patient’s family, who else have been tested directly related to T&T’s patient zero.

Patient Zero’s workplace and his child’s school eventually surfaced on social media and subsequently on mainstream media reports.

66 contacts of all primary, secondary and tertiary have all been traced to this patient, as stated in a press conference on Thursday 19th March 2020.

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