Trinidad and Tobago suffered nine more Covid-19 related deaths and 348 new infections today from 5,920 tests, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health.
The fatalities include one middle-aged woman and man without comorbidities, along with three elderly males, three elderly females and one middle-aged female with comorbidities. Together, they took the death toll since the onset of the pandemic to 224—with 55 of those deaths coming this month.
At present, there are 15 persons in intensive care and another 48 at the high dependency unit of the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, while there are 335 persons hospitalised for the novel coronavirus. There are 572 ‘ward level beds’ and total of 662 beds across the parallel healthcare system.
The ministry stated that 32 patients were discharged from public health facilities today while another 87 persons in home quarantine were released from self-isolation, for a total of 119 recovered persons.
On 30 April, Trinidad and Tobago had 2,174 active cases of Covid-19; today, it is 4,078.
The government has so far fully vaccinated 1,179 persons while 60,487 persons have received their first dose.
The Ministry of Health urges the public to maintain the health measures outlined below:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
- Keep your distance from others (six feet);
- Stay home if you are ill;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser;
- Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Clean then sanitise surfaces (eg table tops, door knobs and cell phones).
The ministry also reminds the public that persons who have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine should continue to follow all of the public health guidelines, in order to safeguard their health and that of their loved ones.