84,223 Barbadians categorize as fully vaccinated

258 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

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Port of Spain:  Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago released their COVID-19 update through a media release. This media release shows the clinical updating till 4 pm on July 22 2021.

Till present total of 2,57,351 tests have been conducted in Trinidad and Tobago at both public and private facilities. In these total tests, 36,884 confirmed cases till present, out of which 30,043 have been fortunately recovered.

The total number of positive patients in Trinidad and Tobago had reached 5,823 in this 258 are new cases that had been reported recently in the last 24 hrs.

The hospitals have been occupied by 318 patients at present in T&T. 1018 patients have also died due to the COVID-19 virus in the country.

Till 4 pm 2,96,006 patients have been given the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines out of these vaccinated persons 91,844 got AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine, 2,03,962 got Sinopharm vaccine and 200 doses of Pfizer. Thus,1,77,149 out of the total population got fully vaccinated.

42 patients have been discharged from the public health facilities, and 160 have been recovered community cases. Recovered community cases are categorised in them those who have been infected by COVID-19 virus, and they were in self-isolation, and after reaching the discharge, criteria had been released from self-isolation.

15 additional deaths have also been reported on Thursday. From the 15 deads,4 were elderly males,3 elderly female and 2 middle-aged male,3 middle-aged females, 1 young adult male, 2 young adult females 

The government of Trinidad and Tobago had reopen its border for travellers from July 17 but also warned that the non-vaccinated people would not be allowed to enter the country.

Government reopening the borders after the closure of 16-months in Trinidad and Tobago. On Saturday, govt. reopen the borders that we re closed due to COVID-19.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, while speaking at the weekly news conference, said that he had been receiving the reports that on the very first flight that arrived, during that time, some passengers were seeking to beat the system.

The additional cases were taken from samples for the period June.

The ministry urges the public to continue obeying the Public Health Regulations, obey regular hand hygiene and keep physical distancing in public to withdraw from spreading the virus.