Trinidad and Tobago: COVID-19 death toll now at 35
The Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago has recorded another death from a COVID-19 positive patient, bringing the country's virus-related death toll to 35.
The Ministry said in a 10 am-update Monday (September 7) that the latest person was an elderly male with co-morbidities (other health conditions).
The Ministry said there were also four additional positive tests bringing the number of active cases to 1,485.
The Ministry said the four additional positive cases show results from samples taken during the period August 28 to September 6, 2020 and is not representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
The Ministry said the four new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
To date, the Ministry said 25,140 samples have been submitted for testing, with 22,218 unique tests and 2,922 repeated tests.
To date, there are 1,485 active cases of the virus and 2,254 total positive cases to date.
Additionally, 10 more people have since been discharged, bringing the total figure to 734.
There are currently 105 COVID-19 positive patients at hospital, with 1,338 patients under home isolation and under monitoring by the respective CMOHs.
Currently there are a total of 77 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility with six patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 12 patients in the High Dependence Unit (HDU).
There are currently 28 patients at the Caura Hospital.
The Ministry said additionally there are 38 patients at step-down facilities; four patients at the UWI debe campus, 33 at Freedom Hall, UWI, and one at NAPA.
The Ministry will continue to provide updates via official channels.
If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.