Covid counter: 356 cases from 788 tests; positivity ratio jumps from 13% to 45%

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The Ministry of Health confirmed today another 356 Covid-19 cases based on 788 tests on ‘samples taken between the period 12 May to 15 May’. It means that 45% of the persons tested for the novel coronavirus returned positive results.

The ratio of positive results per test stood at 7% at the end of March 2021, while it was 13% for the month of April.

For the second successive day, Trinidad and Tobago suffered nine deaths related to the virus. There have been 285 fatalities since the onset of the pandemic.

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Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced a state of emergency with a 9pm – 5 am curfew meant to ‘flatten the curve’ of infections. At present, there are 5,762 active cases in the country while 382 persons hospitalised.

There were no new vaccinations this weekend, so the tally remains: 1,179 persons fully vaccinated, while 60,671 persons have received their first jab.

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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