Tobago has recorded one more Covid-19 related death, bringing the death toll on the island to 18.

According to the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development, the latest fatality is an 84-year-old man with co-morbidities.

There were also ten new Covid-19 infections on the island.

Following is Tobago's clinical update as at midday June 11:

New cases - 10

Active cases - 185

Patients in State isolation - 26

Patients in Home isolation - 146

Patients in ICU - 3

Patients at Step-down facility - 10

Discharges - 8

New Deaths - 1

Total persons tested - 6,890

Total positive cases (March 2020 - present) - 670

Total recovered patients - 467

Total deaths - 18

Total 1st dose vaccinations - 6,992

Total 2nd dose vaccinations - 496

Persons with flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call the COVID-19 Hotline, toll free at 800 HEAL (4325).


National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds says there’s no secrecy surrounding a small gift of Pfizer vaccines given to the National Security Ministry by the United States government.

In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, the minister said the small vaccine gift of 80 vials of Pfizer amounted to about 400 doses of the vaccine.

However, the arrival of these vaccines generated curiosity in the country as to exactly how the batch came to Trinidad and the handover process as well as who exactly will benefit from the shots.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar stands accused by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the People’s National Movement (PNM) of appealing for civil unrest like the 1990 attempted coup.

A thick layer of slush coats the roadways of Poui Trace in St Mary’s Village, Moruga, where quarrying activity has trapped some residents inside their homes.

At least five households are stuck behind near crumbling slopes and a muddy path used as an access route to and from the village.

As trucks filled with material leave and enter the area, clumps of mud are left behind, sometimes blocking the road.

A&V Oil and Gas Ltd stands to receive an estimated $84 million in cash being held in escrow, at the close of an arbitration ruling involving the now-defunct State-owned energy company Petrotrin.