T&T records 115 new COVID–19 cases

The Caribbean island - Trinidad and Tobago have reported 115 new cases of the COVID-19 deadly mutant taking the total number of the active cases on the island to 6,533, as of 4 July 2021.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean island – Trinidad and Tobago have reported 115 new cases of the COVID-19 deadly mutant taking the total number of the active cases on the island to 6,533, as of 4 July 2021.

The Health Ministry of Trinidad and Tobago shared the information in COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update report.

The report by the health minister states that a total of 26,003 individuals have been recovered from the deadly virus as of 4 July 2021, while a total of 365 individuals are still in the hospital.

A total of 892 deaths have been reported on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. As per the reports, in total, 126 total patients are in the step-down facilities, 225 patients are in the state-quarantine facilities, and a total of 5,927 individuals have isolated themselves at their respective homes, as of 4 July 2021.

As of 4 July 2021, a total of 219,964 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, where in total, 112,994 individuals have received their second dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus, according to the report by T&T’s health ministry.

The Health Ministry in the report further informed that so far, till 4 July 2021, in total 234,443 individuals have been tested for the COVID-19 mutant, out of which in total 98,839 COVID-19 tests were conducted at the private healthcare facilities while around 135,604 novel coronavirus tests were conducted at the public healthcare facilities.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the island has reported in total 33,428 cases of the novel coronavirus till 4 July 2021.

During the press conference on 3 July 2021, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Keith Rowley, informed that the final shipment of 33,600 vaccines from the Covax Facility had been delayed until August. However, the Prime Minister also indicated that a shipment of Sinopharm vaccines is set to arrive in T&T next week, and 200,000 doses from the African Medical Supplies Union’s commitment to CARICOM are expected in mid-July.