7 new COVID cases, 4 require investigation to determine origin


The Min­istry of Health has an­nounced 7 new cas­es of COVID-19 in a state­ment Sun­day morn­ing.

Sev­en (7) ad­di­tion­al per­sons have test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

    –  Three (3) are con­tacts of re­cent­ly pos­i­tive COVID-19 pa­tients.

    –  Four (4) cas­es are pend­ing epi­demi­o­log­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

All es­tab­lished pro­to­cols have been im­ple­ment­ed.

These lat­est COVID-19 pos­i­tive cas­es brings the of­fi­cial to­tal num­ber of in­fect­ed per­sons to 180, since the out­break be­gan ear­li­er this year.

The fol­low­ing is the com­plete clin­i­cal up­date from the Min­istry…

TRINIDAD AND TO­BA­GO COVID-19 (NOV­EL CORO­N­AVIRUS) UP­DATE #372

As part of the na­tion­al dri­ve to safe­guard the health of the Trinidad and To­ba­go pop­u­la­tion in the face of the glob­al COVID-19 out­break, the Min­istry of Health con­tin­ues to pro­vide up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on the coun­try’s sta­tus in this re­gard.

The Min­istry of Health pro­vides the fol­low­ing clin­i­cal up­date as of the morn­ing of Sun­day 2nd Au­gust 2020:

8,282  =  Num­ber of sam­ples sub­mit­ted to the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (CARPHA) for test­ing for COVID-19

6,711  =  Num­ber of unique pa­tient tests com­plet­ed

1,571  =  Num­ber of re­peat­ed tests

180  =  Num­ber of sam­ples which have test­ed pos­i­tive

8  =  Num­ber of deaths

132  =  Num­ber of per­sons dis­charged

 

The Min­istry of Health pro­vides the fol­low­ing up­date:

●  Sev­en (7) ad­di­tion­al per­sons have test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

    –  Three (3) are con­tacts of re­cent­ly pos­i­tive COVID-19 pa­tients.

    –  Four (4) cas­es are pend­ing epi­demi­o­log­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

All es­tab­lished pro­to­cols have been im­ple­ment­ed.

 

COVID-19 Pos­i­tive Pa­tients in Hos­pi­tal – (37). Three (3) new pa­tients are en route to hos­pi­tal.

    –  Cau­ra Hos­pi­tal  =  33

    –  Cou­va Hos­pi­tal and Mul­ti-Train­ing Fa­cil­i­ty  =  4

COVID-19 Pos­i­tive Pa­tients in Step-down / Tran­si­tion Fa­cil­i­ties – (0)

 

In­ten­sive Care Units (ICUs) are hos­pi­tal wards that pro­vide treat­ment for peo­ple who are very ill. They are staffed with health care pro­fes­sion­als who are trained in ICU treat­ment and the use of so­phis­ti­cat­ed mon­i­tor­ing equip­ment.

High De­pen­den­cy Units (HDUs) are wards for peo­ple who need more ob­ser­va­tion, treat­ment and nurs­ing care than is pos­si­ble in a gen­er­al ward but slight­ly less than that giv­en in an In­ten­sive Care Unit.

An Am­bu­la­to­ry Pa­tient is able to walk about and is not bedrid­den.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are re­mind­ed that they must ad­here to the ‘New Nor­mal’ rec­om­men­da­tions and take the fol­low­ing per­son­al health mea­sures to pro­tect them­selves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

●   Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in pub­lic

●   Keep your dis­tance from oth­ers (6 feet)

●   Stay home if you are ill

●   Clean then sani­tise sur­faces (e.g. table­tops, door knobs and cell phones)

●   Wash your hands of­ten with soap and wa­ters or use an al­co­hol-based hand sani­tis­er

●   Cough in­to a tis­sue or in­to the cook of your el­bow

●   Avoid touch­ing your face

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.

The Gov­ern­ment of Trinidad and To­ba­go will con­tin­ue to up­date the pub­lic via its of­fi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels such as:

●  The Min­istry of Health’s web­site (health.gov.tt);

●  The Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions web­sites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt); and

●  The rel­e­vant so­cial me­dia pages of these en­ti­ties (Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram).





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