T&T Crosses 4,000 COVID-19 Cases

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 4,026 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths, and 1,871 patients discharged from medical facilities and/or recovered from the disease. 29,600 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 Tuesday 22nd September 2020, there are 2,090 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 have been reported in the last 24 hours. T&T’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 65.

New Cases: Fifty-two additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19. T&T’s COVID-19 cases have increased by 81 over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 4,026.

Samples Submitted: The number of samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI is at 29,600, a 272 sample increase from 24 hours ago at yesterday’s 6 PM Update.

The 10 AM Update

Deaths: No additional deaths have been reported. T&T’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 65.

New Cases: Twenty-nine (29) people tested positive for COVID-19.

Discharged (from public health facilities): Six (6) people have been discharged.

Recovered: Sixty-three (63) people have recovered from COVID-19, considered recovered community cases. Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.

Samples For Testing: In the Ministry of Heath’s 10 AM Update, of the 29,328 samples submitted to CARPHA and UWI for testing, 26,265 samples were unique while 3,063 samples were submissions for retests.

Hospitalized (as of 10 AM): Eighty-four (84) patients:

  • Couva Hosptial & Multi-Training Facility: 56
    • ICU: 3
    • HDU: 9
  • Caura Hospital: 25
  • Arima General Hospital: 3

Step Down Facilities (as of 10 AM): One hundred and thirty (130) patients:

  • 0 at the Brooklyn Facility
  • 0 at Camp Balandra
  • 0 at Tacarigua
  • 6 at the Penal/Debe UWI Campus
  • 52 at the UWI St. Canada Hall
  • 72 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.

Discharged & Recovered COVID-19 Patients 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 402-patient 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. On September 17th, the Ministry of Health first reported patients in home quarantine that were considered recovered, resulting in a 665-patient spike. Note that this graph has also been windowed to a maximum of 150 to remove the two major spikes mentioned above. Data: Ministry of Health, This chart will be updated daily.

Discharged COVID-19 Patients 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 402-patient 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.

Recovered COVID-19 Patients In T&T

Until August 26th, 2020, all COVID-19 positive patients tested negative were discharged and were considered recovered. On September 17th, the Ministry of Health first reported patients who were in home quarantine that were considered recovered, resulting in a 665-patient spike. Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation. 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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