4 COVID fatalities, 272 new cases

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4 COVID fatalities, 272 new cases

The Ministry of Health reported four new COVID-19 fatalities within the last week.

In its latest update, the MoH said the deceased included three elderly males and one elderly female. All of the four deceased had multiple comorbidities.

There were 272 new COVID-19 cases, down from last week’s 450 cases.
The new positive cases were recorded between March 22nd and March 28th. The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases, meaning the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded daily during the seven-day-period is 39, down from last week’s 64 cases per day on average.

Hospitalizations have trended upwards slightly, with 58 people warded in hospital on Tuesday afternoon, up from last week’s 54.

According to the Ministry of Health, 46 patients are warded in the parallel healthcare system, which includes the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility, the Caura Hospital, Arima General Hospital, and the Scarborough Regional Hospital. Within the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, four patients are in the intensive care unit, and none are in the high-dependency unit.

Twelve patients are also warded within what the Health Ministry calls the “Hybrid System.” These facilities include the Port of Spain General Hospital and San Fernando General Hospital, which are now equipped to treat and ward COVID-19 patients without transfer to the parallel healthcare system.