Covid counter: 2 die from Covid-19; 85 new cases marks record for 2021

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This morning, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said that yesterday’s 70 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were a ‘recent record’ for Trinidad and Tobago. The unwelcome record was broken within hours.

This evening, the Ministry of Health reported 85 new cases of Covid-19. This figure is the highest number of cases reported in a day since November 2020. This week alone has seen more than 200 new cases so far–nearly 15% of this year’s total.

Photo: A test for the novel coronavirus.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 infections reported since March 2020 is now 8,596. The rolling seven-day average is just over 42 cases per day.

There are 630 known active cases currently in the country. Sixty-six people are in hospital, with five in step down facilities. The health minister said that the country’s hospitals are now at 25% occupancy. That is up from a 3% occupancy rate at the start of March.

The Ministry of Health also reported that two more people died of the disease, taking the total number of fatalities to 148.

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