COVID hospital occupancy now steady

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COVID hospital occupancy now steady

Principal Medical Officer, Institutions, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards has revealed that COVID-19 hospital occupancy is remaining steady in Trinidad and Tobago.

Speaking at Saturday’s press conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s, Dr Abdool-Richards said, “Over the last week or so we have noticed a plateau in the total number of confirmed Covid patients requiring care at hospitals.”

She said, “Similar to the trend we would have noticed last Saturday, there continues to be narrowing of the gap admissions and discharges, that is the number of persons who may require medical care, that is persons who are to be admitted is roughly equal to those being discharged.
“This continues to be a tight balance in the healthcare system at our hospitals and step-down facilities.”

Dr Abdool-Richards said, “That number is decreasing slowly but surely from week 18 when there was a peak in terms of the number of cases; as it highlighted that due to increased restriction measures.”