Covid counter: 708 new cases from 1,354 tests, with seven deaths

The Ministry of Health revealed 708 new cases of Covid-19 today, which is the highest figure given in a daily update since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. The positives came from 1,354 samples taken between the period of 14 and 20 May. There were also seven deaths.

With 7,488 active cases and 407 persons hospitalised, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is unlikely to have seen any data that would justify lifting current restrictions this weekend—as the government’s initial measures to slow the infection rate were meant to expire on 23 May.

Photo: Persons adhere to Covid-19 physical distancing guidelines in Malaysia.

Trinidad and Tobago has had 8,111 positive cases  and 179 deaths this month, while there have been 18,935 infections and 348 deaths since March 2020.

More from Wired868
Daly Bread: Sorting reality from the spin

I was brought up in a household that loathed pretentiousness. Had my mother, Celia, been alive she would have been Read more

Daly Bread: Defining public healthcare management

Regrettably, sharp comment is invited by the recent verbal tactics that the Minister of Health deployed in response to the Read more

Daly Bread: 30 years of ducking blame; as deaths continue in our hospitals and streets

Eleven babies have died in the space of a three-month period in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Read more

Daly Bread: Game of blood; T&T needs empirical data on blood collection

Obtaining blood when persons need it can be a harrowing experience.  Very recently, I felt it vicariously while a comrade Read more

More transmissible, not necessarily more severe; new Covid-19 strain, JN.1, reaches T&T

Trinidad and Tobago recorded its first case of new Covid-19 variant, JN.1, according to Carpha today. At present, global health Read more

Daly Bread: Health pomposities—serve and save, don’t hector

The administration of many ministries of government is in continuous decline, while the politicians have wasted tons of money and Read more

Check Also

Daly Bread: Sorting reality from the spin

I was brought up in a household that loathed pretentiousness. Had my mother, Celia, been …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.