Till present total of 2,56,269 tests have been conducted in Trinidad and Tobago at both public and private facilities. In these total tests, 36,626 confirmed cases till present, out of which 29,841 have been fortunately recovered.
The total number of positive patients in Trinidad and Tobago had reached 5,782 in this 272 are new cases that had been reported recently in the last 24 hrs.
The hospitals have been occupied by 326 patients at present in T&T. 1003 patients have also died due to the COVID-19 virus in the country.
Till 4 pm 2,79,335 patients have been given the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines out of these vaccinated persons 91,844 got AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine, 1,87,291 got Sinopharm vaccine and 200 doses of Pfizer. Thus,1,76,030 out of the total population got fully vaccinated.
27 patients have been discharged from the public health facilities, and 151 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.
3 additional deaths have also been reported on Thursday. From the 3 deads,1 were elderly males,1 elderly female and 0 middle-aged male,1 middle-aged females, 1 adult male without co-morbidities.
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.