Positive cases still at 126 as cruise ship workers set to leave the vessel on Tuesday

Positive cases still at 126 as cruise ship workers set to leave the vessel on Tuesday

During the Minister of Health bi-weekly press conference on Monday morning, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram confirmed that the 293 cruise ship workers will be quarantined on land.

He said the workers needed to disembark as the vessel, Enchantment of the Seas, is departing the country tomorrow, Tuesday.

He then provided the following update:

Tests done by CARPHA and UWI- 4969

Tests done at private institutions as at 26/06-1154 (all negative)

This brings the total number of tests done to 5139.

Unique patient tests- 3985

Repeat-tests 984

Community tests-1804

Positive cases- 126

Total discharges- 109

Deaths- 8

There are currently 9 patients in Caura Hospital receiving treatment for Covid-19.

Dr. Parasram said four of them are expected to be discharged later toady pending their second test results.

He said there are currently 661 persons in the parallel health centres.

  • UWI Penal/Debe- 42
  • Chancellor Hotel-19
  • NAPA- 6
  • Home of Football- 1
  • UWI- 49 decanted returning Jamaican nationals
  • UWI- Canada Hall- 46 (awaiting swab results)
  • Kapok Hotel- 48
  • MAERSK develper rig- 94
  • Vision on a Mission- 18

When asked about the capacity at the health care systems, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said that there are approximately 200 beds at Couva Hospital which will be used.

He added that there is also space in the Balandra facility and the Sangre Grande facility.

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