Covid counter: 326 deaths and 13,085 positives in May; Wired868 looks at figures before and after SoE

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The Ministry of Health confirmed another 16 Covid-19 related deaths today, which took the number of fatalities this month to a sobering 326. In the previous 14 months of the pandemic, Trinidad and Tobago had a total of 169 deaths.

There were 271 new cases recorded, which were based on 600 samples taken during the period of 21 May to 29 May. It meant that roughly 45% of persons tested were found to have been infected.

Image: Trinidad and Tobago’s seven-day rolling average of Covid-19 cases in May 2021.
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It has been two weeks now since Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced a state of emergency, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The seven-day rolling average for Covid-19 infections on 17 May—the first day under the current state of emergency—was 442.14. There were 5,885 active cases at the time.

The weekly average subsequently rose to a high of 541.71 on 26 May, while it stands on 517.29 at present. There are 9,487 active cases at present.

Trinidad and Tobago’s third wave by numbers:

April 16-30: 2,082 positives; 11,764 tests; 19 deaths.

May 1-15: 5,075 positives; 21,058 tests; 107 deaths.

May 16: Attorney general confirms state of emergency from midnight.

May 17-31: 7,360 positives; 27,701 tests; 201 deaths.


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