Four more people have lost their lives to COVID-19, according to the latest advisory from the Ministry of Health, for Sunday 14 August 2022. These latest deaths have pushed up the national death toll to 4,079 lives lost.
The Ministry says all four persons—one elderly male, two elderly females, and one young female—had multiple comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, endocrine disease and neurological disease.
In its update for Sunday, August 14, the Ministry of Health also reports that 202 people have tested positive for COVID-19. At present, the total number of active cases in the country is 7,184.
The number of people in Trinidad and Tobago who have tested positive for COVID-19—from Thursday 12 March 2020 to Sunday 14 August 2022—is 175,098.
As of Sunday, 198 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised (in hospital and step-down facilities), while some 6,986 people are in home self-isolation.
Currently, some 715,939 people in the country are fully vaccinated, having completed either a one-dose or two-doses regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry says this represents some 51.1 per cent of the population.
And some 167,744 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Sunday, August 14, the Ministry’s update reports. Booster doses are additional primary doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.