The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
As of the afternoon of Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19 25,995
Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 2,588
Total number of active cases 1,800
Number of deaths 39
Number of persons discharged 749
The Ministry of Health provides the following update:
· Ninety-five (95) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.
It should be noted that, of the ninety-five (95) COVID-19 positive cases reported, forty-four (44) of these refer to persons who were housed at the Police Training Academy and have not been in circulation within the national community. These individuals will be transferred to a public health facility for relevant medical care.
All established protocols have been implemented.
The ninety-five (95) positive cases reported above show results from samples taken during the period August 30th to September 8th, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.