There was a slight drop in the number of new infections of COVID-19 over the past week, according to the latest advisory from the Ministry of Health.
Some 226 new cases were reported between February 15 and 21, as opposed to 312 cases the previous week (February 8-14). At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 35, down from 135 the week before.
Fewer deaths were recorded as well. There were three deaths—three male patients (one elderly, one middle-aged, and one whose age is unknown)—during 15-21 February. These latest deaths have moved the national death toll to 4,339 lives lost. The previous week, five deaths were recorded.
As of Tuesday, 39 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised. Meanwhile, two people are in home self-isolation. Some 20 people were discharged from public health facilities, and 209 community cases have been certified as recovered.
The total number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Tuesday 21 February 2023—is 188,737.
Currently, some 718,528 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 174,375 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Tuesday, February 21, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.