Two new COVID-19 deaths recorded in Trinidad and Tobago
Two elderly men with co-morbidities have died from COVID-19, bringing the number of virus-related deaths to 17 in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The T&T Ministry of Health disclosed the deaths in its clinical update on Friday morning (August 28).
The number of active cases of the novel coronavirus currently stands at 867 with 36 new positive cases from samples taken in the past seven days.
Of these cases, nine are non-nationals.
The Ministry assured that all protocols have been implemented.
Forty-seven patients are en route to hospital where 99 patients are still being treated. Ten patients are currently in the High Dependency Unit while five are in Intensive Care.
The 36 new cases are being processed for admission to hospital.
Ten patients remain at step-down/transition facilities while 675 are in home quarantine under continuous monitoring by their respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
To date, 22,792 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), UWI and other sites for testing for COVID-19, representing tests on 19,870 patients.
The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has risen to 628 with 34 more patients discharged.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,512.