4 deaths, 378 cases of covid19 recorded

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Four deaths from covid19 were recorded on Tuesday, continuing a trend of less than ten deaths per day.

A total of 3,632 people have died from covid19 since the start of the pandemic.

The number of cases reported from samples taken from Thursday to Monday was 378. The number of active cases is now 21,777.

The Ministry of Health’s covid19 update said the deceased were an elderly man, two middle-aged men and a young adult woman. He said two of those people had multiple comorbidities, including a mix of diabetes, a history of strokes, chronic kidney disease, psychiatric illness and trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome). Two people each had a comorbidity.

Since March 2020, there have been 128,145 cases of covid19, of which 102,736 have been cured.

There are 231 hospitalized patients. Among these, there are 78 people at the hospital and multi-training structure of Couva, including nine in the intensive care unit and 11 in the high dependency service. There are 32 people at Caura Hospital, 33 at Augustus Long Hospital, seven at St Ann’s Hospital, 40 at Arima General Hospital, none at the new Point Fortin Hospital, 34 at St James Medical Complex, seven at Scarborough Regional Hospital, Fort King George and none at Scarborough Regional Hospital, Signal Hill.

There are 49 patients in declining facilities, none at Claxton Bay Correctional Institution, 16 at UWI Debe, one at UTT Valsayn, 25 at Point Fortin Area Hospital, 14 at field hospital in Port of Spain, none at the Couva Field Hospital, seven at the Tacarigua facility and none in Tobago.

There are 32 people in state quarantine facilities and 21,119 people in self-isolation at home. There are 399 community cases recovered and 23 people discharged from public health facilities.

The ministry said 83.2% or 13,177 of 15,840 patients in the shadow health system were unvaccinated, based on data from July 22 to February 25.

He said of the 3,632 deaths through February 25, 243 had been vaccinated, 2,975 were unvaccinated and 390 had died before the first cohort of vaccinated people were fully vaccinated on May 24, 2021.

There are 703,141 people who have been fully vaccinated out of a total population of 1.4 million people, while 696,859 people have received a first dose or no dose of vaccine. The update indicates that 50.2% of the total population have been vaccinated.

The update says the total number of people vaccinated with their first dose of a two-dose regimen was 686,429.

The number of people vaccinated with their second dose was 647,929, while the number of people vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine was 55,212.

A total of 136,158 people received an additional primary dose or a booster dose.

The number of people tested in public and private establishments is 634,632, including 288,396 in private establishments and 346,236 in public establishments.

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