In case you missed it, here are the Key Points from today’s Virtual Media Conference – Wednesday 1st July, 2020.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Roshan Parasram gave a clinical update on the status of Covid-19 in T&T. He said that at present, there are 7 persons hospitalized at the Caura Hospital Facility.
  • With regards to the Parallel Health Care system, there are currently 551 in quarantine facilities. Dr. Parasram gave a breakdown of these facilities, which are as follows:
    • Caura Hospital – 24 persons
    • Couva Hospital – 142 persons
    • UWI Debe/Penal Campus – 42 persons
    • Chancellor Facility -19 persons
    • Tacarigua Facility – 40 persons
    • NAPA Facility – 6 Health Care Workers
    • Sangre Grande Facility – 32 persons
    • Balandra Facility – 42 persons
    • UWI Freedom Hall – 45 persons
    • Kapok Hotel – 48 persons
    • Cascadia Hotel – 2 persons
    • Developer Rig – 94 persons
    • Vision on a Mission, Claxton Bay – 15 persons (with the removal of 3 to the Caura facility)
  • The CMO also addressed Facilities that have been selected for Community Testing, they are as follows:
    • St George West Distrct – St James Health Centre
    • St George Central District – El Soccoro Health Center
    • St George East District – St Joseph Enhanced Health Center
    • Caroni District – Chaguanas Accident and Emergency
    • Nariva/Mayaro – Mayaro District Health Facility
    • St Patrick District – Siparia Health Center
    • St Andrews/St David District – Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Center
    • Victoria District – Pleansantville Facility
  • Dr Parasram stated that the following Clinical criteria will make a person eligible if presenting for testing:
    Fever, Cough, Runny Nose, Headaches, Redness of the Eyes, Loss of Taste or Smell
    He also indicated that swabbing will not be considered for asymptomatic persons.

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