The Ministry of Health revealed in its daily 4pm update this afternoon (Wednesday 13th January 2021) that there is another unfortunate COVID-19 related death in Trinidad and Tobago, plus nineteen (19) additional cases. This represents a 46.15% increase in reported cases from yesterday. The latest death is an elderly male with co-morbidities.
The Ministry reported thirteen (13) cases yesterday. The country’s death toll now stands at 129. T&T’s confirmed cases now rises to 7,305, with 285 being active cases. A total of 6,891 patients have recovered from the virus to date.
The Ministry states that of the nineteen (19) new positive cases, one (1) is from Tobago and one (1) is a recently repatriated person. Further, the number of positive cases reported reflects the samples taken during the period 10th - 12th January 2021 and not the last 24 hours.
In its latest update, the Ministry notes that one (1) person has been discharged from public health facilities and there have been seven (7) recovered community cases. Recovered community cases refer to persons who were previously COVID-19 positive and in self-isolation at home, and subsequently met the discharge criteria and were released from self-isolation.
The Ministry also notes that there are currently thirty-two (32) COVID-19 positive patients being treated at Hospitals:
Among the patients at Couva, three (3) are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There are also currently fourteen (14) COVID-19 positive patients in step-down/transition facilities.
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