Another patient in Tobago is critically ill with covid19, the THA Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development has reported.
In a press release on Thursday, the division said the patient was being treated at the Intensive Care Unit at the Scarborough General Hospital as all established protocols had since been implemented, inclusive of contact tracing, which is ongoing.
It said the facility is separate, secure and apart from the regular ICU, and it is only used for covid19 patients who need 24-hour clinical monitoring or ventilation.
Meanwhile, in providing an update on the patient who was critically ill on Tuesday afternoon and was been treated at the ICU, the division said the patient has since been transferred to the covid19 treatment facility, after fulfilling the criteria to be treated outside an ICU setting.
One Tobago patient has died to date.
The total active cases on the island is 19. To date, 31 covid19 patients have been discharged, including one on Tuesday.
The division said the patients discharged “have met the clinical criteria for discharge and will not be required to further isolate at home.”
It said overall 977 samples had been submitted to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) and other local sites for testing, with 50 testing positive.
There is currently eight patients at the covid19 treatment facility, ten at the step-down facility and one at the covid19 Intensive Care Unit.