T&T records new 301 COVID-19 cases

The island of Trinidad and Tobago has reported new 301 COVID-19 mutant cases taking the total number of the active novel coronavirus cases to 9,249, as of 13 June 2021. 

Trinidad and Tobago: The island of Trinidad and Tobago has reported new 301 COVID-19 mutant cases taking the total number of the active novel coronavirus cases to 9,249, as of 13 June 2021. 

The figures were shared by the Health Ministry of Trinidad and Tobago in its COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) update report. 

The health ministry’s report further states that there are a total of 18,804 patients who have recovered from the deadly mutant, and since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the island has reported 28,723 cases in total. 

The island has reported additional 14 deaths, taking the total death rate to 670 due to the novel coronavirus, until 13 June 2021. Around 484 patients are still in the hospitals, as per the Health Ministry report. 

Currently, around 134 patients are in the step-down facilities, a total of 226 patients are in the state quarantine facilities, and about 8,330 individuals have self-isolated themselves in their homes. 

The report further notes that so far, in total, around 208,400 COVID-19 tests have been conducted on the island, out of which around 88, 787 individuals were tested at the private facilities and the remaining were tested at the public facilities. 

In Trinidad and Tobago, a total of 158,515 individuals have received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. In contrast, around 11,649 people have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For any further information and update regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, the citizens of T&T can visit the health ministry’s official website at  https://health.gov.tt/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine. The government of the island has also asked the citizens to rely only on the official sources for any information and update related to the COVID-19.

Recently, on the occurrence of mismanagement and shortage of the COVID-19 vaccine dose in the centres, the Prime Minister – Dr Keith Rowley, issued an apology to the citizens for facing the situation and assured them that the PNM government is making all efforts to avoid the same kind of the situation in future.