Three more people—three elderly males—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 4,171 lives lost.
The Ministry says all the deceased had multiple comorbidities, including hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, cerebrovascular disease, kidney disease, and neurological disease.
In its update for today, Sunday 11 September 2022, the Ministry of Health also reports that 114 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,241.
The total number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Sunday 11 September 2022—is 181,320.
As of today, Sunday, 209 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised—in hospital and step-down facilities. Some 5,032 people are in home self-isolation. Meanwhile, 22 people were discharged from public health facilities, and 175 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, Sunday, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.