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2 more COVID deaths, 82 new cases in 24 hours

Entornointeligente.com / Rishard Khan

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The coun­try has record­ed two ad­di­tion­al COVID-19 re­lat­ed deaths and 82 new cas­es with­in the last 24 hours. This makes four deaths and 296 cas­es to be record­ed for the week.

This is al­most as many cas­es as record­ed in March (310) and over twice that record­ed in Feb­ru­ary (146).

Ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Health’s dai­ly up­date, yes­ter­day’s fa­tal­i­ties were both adult fe­males with mul­ti­ple co­mor­bidi­ties and brought the death toll up to 150. 

The new­ly con­firmed COVID-19 cas­es came from sam­ples col­lect­ed be­tween April 12 and 14.

How­ev­er, three of the new cas­es were from re­cent­ly repa­tri­at­ed na­tion­als while four were in To­ba­go.

These cas­es make 606 cas­es to be record­ed in the first 15 days of April, sur­pass­ing the to­tal num­ber of cas­es for the past two months cu­mu­la­tive­ly.

It al­so makes 8,678 to be record­ed in the coun­try since March 12, 2020.

Cas­es be­gan to slow­ly climb in ear­ly March af­ter dip­ping to an all-time low since the coun­try’s sec­ond phase of in­fec­tion first start­ed on Ju­ly 20, 2020.

By April, the cas­es be­gan to spread more rapid­ly. The spread oc­curred so quick­ly that the Min­istry of Health be­gan ge­nom­ic se­quenc­ing of lo­cal­ly col­lect­ed sam­ples to en­sure there were no vari­ants of con­cern cir­cu­lat­ing with­in the pop­u­la­tion. 

With the in­creas­ing cas­es, the Equal Op­por­tu­ni­ty Com­mis­sion’s Ch­agua­nas of­fice was closed yes­ter­day for sani­ti­sa­tion af­ter two mem­bers of staff were in di­rect con­tact with per­sons who test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

With­in re­cent days sev­er­al oth­er places were al­so closed for sani­ti­sa­tion such as the Elec­tion and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion’s (EBC) head of­fice, the TTPS Fi­nance Branch, the T&T Elec­tric­i­ty Com­mis­sion’s (T&TEC) head of­fice, a Uni­ver­si­ty of Trinidad and To­ba­go (UTT) cam­pus, the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion (DPP) of­fices and some Mag­is­trates’ Courts.

It’s un­sur­pris­ing as the Min­istry of Health’s Epi­demi­ol­o­gy Di­vi­sion’s tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Dr Av­ery Hinds re­vealed on Wednes­day that COVID-19 cas­es weren’t on­ly in­creas­ing but was al­so spread­ing ge­o­graph­i­cal­ly.

De­spite the in­creas­ing num­ber of cas­es, the num­ber of peo­ple to have re­cov­ered from the virus al­so in­creased to 7,843 af­ter the min­istry re­leased 25 peo­ple un­der its care; four peo­ple were dis­charged from pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties while 21 peo­ple were re­leased from home self-iso­la­tion as re­cov­ered com­mu­ni­ty cas­es. 

De­spite these re­leas­es, the num­ber of ac­tive cas­es rose to 685; 78 peo­ple were in hos­pi­tals- five of which were in the In­ten­sive Care Unit (ICU) and High De­pen­den­cy Unit (HDU), 520 were in home self-iso­la­tion and five peo­ple were in step down fa­cil­i­ties. There were 331 peo­ple in state quar­an­tine fa­cil­i­ties. 

The min­istry al­so ad­min­is­tered 1,401 dos­es of vac­cines mak­ing 13,087 peo­ple in the coun­try to be in­oc­u­lat­ed dur­ing the first phase of the na­tion­al vac­ci­na­tion dri­ve. 

The sec­ond phase is card­ed to be­gin to­mor­row

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian


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