Two more people—one elderly male and one elderly female—have lost their lives to COVID-19, according to the latest advisory from the Ministry of Health. These latest deaths have pushed up the national death toll to 4,168 lives lost.
The Ministry says both deceased persons had multiple comorbidities, including hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, kidney disease, and neurological disease.
In its update for today, Saturday 10 September 2022, the Ministry of Health also reports that 234 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,327.
The total number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Saturday 10 September 2022—is 181,206.
As of today, Saturday, 216 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised—in hospital and step-down facilities. Some 5,111 people are in home self-isolation. Meanwhile, 17 people were discharged from public health facilities, and 210 community cases have been certified as recovered.
Currently, some 716,671 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 168,450 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of today, Saturday, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.