The Ministry of Health provides the following clinical update as of Friday morning.

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19. -24,449

Number of unique patient tests completed 21,527

Number of repeated tests 2,922

Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 2,030

Total number of active cases 1293

Number of deaths 30

Number of persons discharged 707

The forty-six (46) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 28 to September 2.

The Ministry of Health regrets to inform the public that there is an additional COVID-19 related death. The person is an adult male.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 30.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

• Forty-six (46) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

• Seven (7) additional persons have been discharged.

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Hospital – (100)

One thousand one hundred and forty-two (1,142) patients are in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical officer of Health (CMOH) offices.

Forty-six (46) new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility 74

6 (ICU)

COVID-19 Positive Patients in Step-down / Transition Facilities – (5)

Brooklyn Facility, Sangre Grande 0

UWI, Debe 3

UWI, Freedom Hall 0

UWI, Canada Hall 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.

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