The Ministry of Health revealed in its 10am update this morning (Monday 31st August 2020) that there is yet another COVID-19 related death in Trinidad and Tobago plus an additional thirty-six (36) cases. The latest death is an elderly female with co-morbidities. There have now been fourteen (14) recent deaths, bringing the total deaths to twenty-two (22).
The Ministry reported a total of forty-six (46) cases just yesterday. T&T’s confirmed cases now jumps to 1,727, with 1,029 being active cases.
Four (4) persons have been discharged and 909 patients are in home-isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer - Health (CMOH) offices.
The Ministry stated these thirty-six (36) positive cases are from samples taken during the period 23rd August to 29th August 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.
The Ministry also notes that there are currently 78 COVID-19 positive patients being treated at Hospitals - 61 at Couva and 17 at Caura. Among the 93 at Couva, six (6) are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and nine (9) are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU). There are also currently six (6) COVID-19 positive patients in step-down/transition facilities.
The thirty-six (36) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.
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