Eight more people—four elderly males, three elderly females, and one middle-aged female—have lost their lives to COVID-19, between March 1 and 7, 2023, according to the latest advisory from the Ministry of Health. These latest deaths have pushed up the national death toll for COVID-19 to 4,355 lives lost.
The Ministry says of the eight deceased, six of them had multiple comorbidities, while 2 persons each had a single comorbidity.
The Ministry also reports there were 622 positive COVID-19 cases recorded during March 1-7. At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 462.
The rolling seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases is now 89 while the rolling seven-day average of deaths is one.
The total number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Tuesday 7 March 2023—is 189,918.
As of today, Tuesday, 75 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, while 400 people are in home self-isolation. Some 26 people were discharged from public health facilities, and 522 community cases have been certified as recovered.
Currently, some 718,629 people in the country—51.3 per cent of the population—are fully vaccinated, having completed either a one-dose or two-doses regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry reminds the public that a person is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the final recommended dose(s) of a vaccine or vaccine combination approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
And some 174,515 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of today, Sunday, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.