TRINIDAD and Tobago’s active Covid-19 cases now number 2,121 people, the Ministry of Health has reported.

According to the ministry’s evening update yesterday, the number of people who have died from the novel coronavirus remained at 67.

The country also recorded a total of 99 new cases, 86 of whom were reported in the ministry’s 10 a.m. advisory, with an additional 13 in its evening update.

There are now 1,149 recovered community cases 52 of whom were reported in yesterday’s morning update and another ten at 6:00 p.m.

“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 has noted.

The ministry said 989 people have been discharged — fifteen of them yesterday — and the total number of samples to have tested positive since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic now stands at 4,235.

A total of 30, 055 samples have now been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), The University of the West Indies and other sites, for testing.

Of these, 3,063 are repeated tests and 26,898 are unique.

As of 10a.m. yesterday, 94 Covid-19 positive patients were at hospital - 55 at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility (five in Intensive Care and seven in the High Dependency Unit). Twenty-three patients were at the Caura Hospital, five at Arima General Hospital, two at Augustus Long Hospital and ten persons at St Ann’s Hospital.

A total of 102 patients are now at the step-down and transition facilities - 52 at The UWI’s Canada Hall at the St Augustine campus, and 45 at its Freedom Hall.


THE MINISTRY of Health has reported one additional Covid-19 death, bringing the local toll to 98.

Two police investigators from Barbados have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to help local law enforcement with a probe into the police seizure, and return of, $22 million from the Drugs Sou Sou (DSS) operation.

Murdered mother of two Tineil Cupid was given her final rites by family members and friends at a funeral service at JE Guide Funeral Home and Crematorium, San Fernando, yesterday.