The Ministry of Health said that two additional persons have died as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
Both persons are elderly males with comorbidities. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 74.
Fifty-five additional persons have also tested positive for the virus.
The Ministry of Health then provided the following clinical update as of the morning of Tuesday, September 29, 2020:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19- 30,779
Number of unique patient tests completed- 27,716
Number of repeated tests- 3,063
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago- 4,441
Total number of active cases- 1,913
Number of deaths- 74
Number of persons discharged from public health facilities- 1,036
Number of recovered community cases- 1,418
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.
There are 121 Covid-positive patients at the hospital:
- Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility- 57 (4 ICU and 5 HDU)
- Caura Hospital- 45
- Arima General Hospital- 5 (4 ICU)
- Augustus Long Hospital- 1
- St Ann’s Hospital- 10
- Scarborough Regional Hospital at the Fort- 2
- Scarborough General Hospital, Signal Hill- 1
There are 12 patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities:
- UWI, Debe- 4
- Tobago- 8