The Ministry of Health revealed in its daily 4pm update this afternoon (Tuesday 12th January 2021) that there are thirteen (13) additional COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. This represents a 62.5% increase in reported cases from yesterday.
The Ministry reported eight (8) cases yesterday. The country’s death toll currently stands at 128. T&T’s confirmed cases now rises to 7,286, with 275 being active cases. A total of 6,883 patients have recovered from the virus to date.
The Ministry states that of the thirteen (13) new positive cases, one (1) is from Tobago and two (2) are recently repatriated persons. Further, the number of positive cases reported reflects the samples taken during the period 9th - 11th January 2021 and not the last 24 hours.
In its latest update, the Ministry notes that ten (10) persons have been discharged from public health facilities and there have been ten (10) 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 twenty-five (25) 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 eleven (11) COVID-19 positive patients in step-down/transition facilities.
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