Nine deaths and 565 new cases; 30% of T&T’s Covid infections happened in last two weeks

The Ministry of Health confirmed nine deaths and 565 new cases of Covid-19 today, with the results based on 1,223 samples ‘taken during the period 10 May – 13 May 2021’.

The infections took Trinidad and Tobago’s number of active cases up to 5,214. There are 365 persons hospitalised at present while the County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices will quiz the 565 infected persons to determine whether any require lodging at a public health facility.

Photo: Medical staff fix their PPE gear.
(Copyright New Indian Express)

The twin island republic has had 4,555 infections in May so far from 19,896 tests, while there have been 15,379 positives from 151,103 tests since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. The statistics mean that 30% of Trinidad and Tobago’s Covid-19 cases since the outbreak have occurred in the last two weeks.

The country has suffered a total of 265 Covid-19 related deaths since March 2020.

To date, the government has fully vaccinated 1,179 persons while 60,669 people received their first dose.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge citizens to follow the three Ws: Wear your masks, Watch your distance and Wash your hands.

 

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