FIFTEEN people have now died of Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The latest death is of an elderly male with preexisting conditions, the Ministry of Health stated in its Monday morning update.
There were 24 additional positive cases reported from samples taken between August 20 to present.
According to the release, there were now 19,461 samples tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the University of the West Indies testing site.
There have been 17,185 people tested with 2,276 being tested more than once.
The release stated that there were 851 active cases.
It noted that 1,031 samples have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago.
Deaths were now at 15 with 165 people being discharged.
The release stated that 178 positive patients were in hospital with 285 en route or were being admitted to hospital while 68 new patients were being processes for admission.
There are 102 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility with six in the intensive care unit and five in the high dependency unit.
At the Caura Hospital there were 76 patients.
The release stated that 279 patients were at stepdown facilities, comprising – Brooklyn, Sangre Grande (28), Balandra (22), Tarcarigua (36), University of the West Indies in Debe (53), UWI Canada Hall (126), UWI St Augustine (44) and 11 health workers at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain.