The Ministry of Health held a virtual Press Conference at 11am this morning (Wednesday 7th April 2021) to update the public on the latest developments with COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Below are the key points discussed today, courtesy of TTT Live Online:
- Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, provided an update on the progress of the national roll-out of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Minister stated that 1,153 people in total were vaccinated across the five (5) RHAs, and give a breakdown of the figures, as follows:
- Minister Deyalsingh stated that more vaccination sites will be added to the North West Regional Health Authority within the next seven (7) days which will lead to a significant increase in the RHA’s vaccination numbers. The Minister indicated that the reason there are currently limited sites in the NWRHA is because some sites have small spaces and a lack of parking which can’t properly and safely facilitate vaccine administration.
- Principal Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Maryam Abdool-Richards, in providing a clinical update on COVID-19, indicated that from the start of the year to now, Hospital occupancy for the virus has increased from 2% to 12% - 13%. She also stated that in the same timeframe, the rolling daily average of cases went from three (3) to thirty (30).
- Dr. Richards also indicated that over the last three (3) weeks there has been a shift in the prevalence of COVID-19 cases from being mostly centered in the Central and Southern region to now being detected in higher numbers along the East-West corridor.
If you missed the Press Conference, you can watch it below in its entirety.
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[Source: TTT Live Online]
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