The Ministry of Health revealed in its daily COVID-19 update this afternoon (Friday 28th January 2022) that there are 768 new COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago plus fourteen (14) additional deaths. T&T’s total active positive cases have crossed the 19,000 mark, at 19,034.
The number of new cases represents a 4.48% decrease in reported cases from yesterday. This is the fourth consecutive day in which cases have crossed 600.
There have been 17,761 new cases and 503 deaths so far in the month of January.
The Ministry reported 804 new cases yesterday plus eleven (11) more unfortunate deaths. The country’s death toll has increased to 3,372. As of 26th January 2022, 203 deaths were fully vaccinated persons while 2,754 deaths were not fully vaccinated. 390 deaths were recorded prior to 24th May 2021 (date at which the first group of vaccinated persons became fully vaccinated).
A total of 688,611 persons have been fully vaccinated, representing 49.2% of the population. Meanwhile, 711,389 persons are not fully vaccinated (only received a first dose or no doses), representing 50.8% of the population. 108,760 persons in total have taken a booster shot.
Based on data from 22nd July 2021 - 12th January 2022, 2,140 patients in the parallel healthcare system (Hospitals and step-down facilities) are fully vaccinated, representing 15.5%, while 11,624 are not fully vaccinated, representing 84.5%.
The Ministry states that the number of positive cases reported reflects the samples taken during a 7-day period between 21st - 27th January 2022 and not the last twenty-four (24) hours.
The Ministry also notes that there are currently 504 COVID-19 positive patients in total being treated at Hospitals and step-down facilities. Twenty-five (25) are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and fourteen (14) are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
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