Trinidad and Tobago reports alarming number of COVID cases

Trinidad and Tobago is witnessing a massive hike in the daily COVID-19 infections, which is a sign of danger for the island. It is high time for PM Rowley led administration to buckle up and issue stricter COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Trinidad and Tobago is witnessing a massive hike in the daily COVID-19 infections, which is a sign of danger for the island. It is high time for PM Rowley led administration to buckle up and issue stricter COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines.

Earlier, the island used to record only around 300 cases of the COVID-19 mutant daily, but now the daily toll has risen to 600 and even on some days touching the margin of 800.

This can prove to be catastrophic for the island as the new COVID-19 variant – ‘Omicron’ has been discovered in more than 38 nations around the globe and has been titled as a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organisation.

The vaccination coverage rate of Trinidad and Tobago is even not in the position that it needs to be. Though, the government, health ministry and the opposition leaders are frequently urging the general public to take their jabs at the COVID-19 vaccines.

It is believed by the global health experts that only getting immunised is the sole way to get out of this hazardous virus. It also comes on the individual responsibility to must abide by the COVID-19 health protocols that have been put in place by their respective governments.

COVID-19 statistics of December 5, 2021:

A recent report by the health ministry shows that 601 fresh COVID infections have been reported in 24 hrs along with 26 deaths in Trinidad and Tobago.

Active COVID cases toll stands at 12,290, while since the beginning of the virus in the island, a total of 2,262 individuals scummed to the COVID-19.

In all, since March 12, 2020, T&T reported 75,134 COVID-19 confirmed cases.

The report further highlights, 11,002 individuals are in home isolation, 86 in state-quarantine facilities and 161 in the step-down facilities.

As per the vaccination figures, 648,920 individuals are vaccinated with atleast one dose of the vaccine, while 648,391 citizens received the required amount of doses and are fully inoculated against the deadliest virus.

These rising statistics is an alarm for the islands’ government and as well as for the individuals too.