215 new covid19 cases, five new deaths

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

The Ministry of Health has reported 215 new covid19 cases and five new deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.

These cases were identified from samples taken between October 22 and 25.

The ministry’s 4 pm update also reported that there have been 4,799 cases in total.

There are also five new covid19 related deaths, bringing the toll to 1,655.

The deaths were an elderly man, an elderly woman, a middle-aged man and two middle-aged women. Three had comorbidities, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and multiple sclerosis, while two had no comorbidities.

There are 317 covid19 patients in hospital, 69 of whom are warded at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.

The update also reported there were 17 recovered community cases. These were people who previously tested positive and were put in self-isolation but later met the discharge criteria and were allowed to be released.

As of Tuesday 619,313 people had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, 555,965 had received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine and 33,472 people received their only dose of a one-shot vaccine.