COVID-19: 2,597 samples sent to CARPHA, UWI site for testing

Update 10 pm: 

There have been no changes to any figures in Friday night’s COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Health. 

The number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing remains at 2,597. 

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago stays at 116 and the number of people who have recovered from the virus and been discharged remains at 107. 

Our death toll from the virus is eight. 

Update 4 pm: 

As of Friday afternoon, a total of 2,597 samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) site for testing for COVID-19.

This is an additional 21 samples that have been submitted since this morning’s update. 

The country’s other top-line statistics remain unchanged – Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

A total of 107 people have been discharged after recovering from the virus. One person remains warded at the Caura Hospital. 

Eight people have died from the virus. 

Original story:

T&T’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to remain at 116.

In a clinical update on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Health noted that the number of confirmed cases remains unchanged.

Just one person remains in recovery at the Caura Hospital, in a low-risk, stable condition.

No new samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and UWI site for testing for COVID-19 in the last 12-hour period. The number of samples submitted thus far is 2,576.

Unique patient tests have been conducted on 2,165 patients.

A total of 411 tests have been repeated.

Some 868 community tests have been administered and all returned negative for COVID-19.

At the step-down/transition facilities, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh provided the following update: 69 quarantined Nationals who returned from Suriname two weeks ago will be discharged from the UWI Debe Campus today after spending 14 days in quarantine.

A total of 107 patients have recovered from COVID-19, while the number of related deaths remains at eight.

The Ministry of Health will provide another update at 4 pm.

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