An elderly male with multiple comorbidities is the latest person to have lost his life to COVID-19, according to the most recent advisory from the Ministry of Health. His death has pushed up the national death toll to 4,162 lives lost.
In its update for today, Tuesday 6 September 2022, the Ministry of Health also reports that 302 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,365.
The total number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Tuesday 6 September 2022—is 180,310.
As of today, Tuesday, 205 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, 12 of whom are in step-down facilities. Meanwhile, some 5,160 people are in home self-isolation. Some 14 people were discharged from public health facilities, and 397 community cases have been certified as recovered.
Currently, some 716,532 people in the country—51.2 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 168,340 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of today, Tuesday, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.