COVID-19: Five remain at hospital, 88 discharged

Only five patients remain hospitalised for COVID-19 at this time.

The Ministry of Health in its 10 am update on Sunday noted that one person has been decanted from the Couva Hospital and Multi-training Facility to the Home of Football, Couva.

A total of 88 patients have now recovered from the novel coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry revealed that 1,907 samples have submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19; with 1,575 unique patient tests completed.

The number of repeated tests stands at 332.

There have been no new confirmed cases of the virus, leaving the number of infections at 116.

The number of related-deaths remains at eight.

Five patients remain hospitalised at the Couva Hospital, while no patients are at the Caura Hospital.

No patients are warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

All patients hospitalised are able to walk around freely.

Fifteen patients remain at the Step-down/ Transition Facilities.

Six patients are being housed at the Sangre Grande Centre (Brooklyn Facility), while the remaining nine at the Home of Football, Couva.

All patients are described as low risk, stable patients.

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.

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