Health Ministry confirms T&T’s 11th Omicron case; 75 deaths since Christmas Day

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After six more positive results on Boxing Day, the Ministry of Health today revealed that Trinidad and Tobago has 11 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Of the six new cases, three were foreigners aboard an international ship which has already left our waters, two were nationals with a recent travel history and one is a national with no history of travel—whose case is now pending epidemiological investigation.

Image: A graphic of the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Since Christmas Day, Trinidad and Tobago has had 75 deaths due to the novel coronavirus with 1,060 new infections. The figure is expected to trend upwards owing to the commonplace congregating during the holidays.

At present, according to information from the Ministry of Health, the two-island republic has 16,723 active cases—while there have been 90,004 infections and 2,793 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

There have been 18,643 infections and 635 deaths related to Covid-19 this month so far—at an average of 690 new cases and 23 fatalities per day.

The Ministry of Health’s data shows there are 664,699 vaccinated in the country at present, which is roughly 48% of the population. Another 66,979 persons have taken an additional primary dose and booster.

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