Covid hospitalisations at the 4th highest for the year; 6 deaths, 367 new cases

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Covid hospitalisations at the 4th highest for the year; 6 deaths, 367 new cases

The Ministry of Health reported 367 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, down from last week’s 662 cases. The new positive cases were recorded between March 8 and 14.

The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases, meaning the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded daily during the seven days is 52, down from last week’s 89 cases per day on average.

The Ministry of Health also reported six new COVID-19 fatalities. The deceased included four elderly females and two elderly males.

To date, 4,361 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Hospitalisations are now at the fourth highest level for the year, with 66 people warded. According to the Ministry of Health, there are 55 patients 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. At the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, one patient is in the intensive care unit, and one is in the high-dependency unit.

There are 11 patients within what the Health Ministry calls the “hybrid system.” These facilities include the Port of Spain and San Fernando General Hospitals, which are now equipped to treat and ward COVID-19 patients without transfer to the parallel healthcare system.

There are now 155 COVID-19-positive patients being monitored by the Ministry of Health in home self-isolation, decreasing from last week’s 400 patients. In addition, 32 patients have been discharged from public health facilities, while 581 people who were in home self-isolation have recovered from the disease in the last week. There are no patients in step-down facilities.