3 deaths, 439 covid19 cases recorded

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Three deaths due to covid19 were reported on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 3,902. The number of new cases of covid19 reported from samples taken between Sunday and Wednesday was 439.

The Health Ministry’s covid19 update said the people who died were one elderly woman, one middle-aged man, and one young adult woman. It said examples of the comorbidities present were diabetes, hypertension, lung disease, and immunological disease. It said two people had multiple comorbidities and one person had one known comorbidity.

Since March 2020, there have been 160,158 cases of covid19, of which 146,772 have recovered. The total number of active cases is 9,484.

There are 191 patients in hospital. Of these, there are 39 people at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, with five in the intensive care unit and four in the high dependency unit. There are 42 people at the Caura Hospital, 45 at the Augustus Long Hospital, 13 at the St Ann’s Hospital, 16 at the Arima General Hospital, nine at the Point Fortin Area Hospital, 19 at the St James Medical Complex, eight at the Scarborough Regional Hospital, Fort King George and none at the Scarborough Regional Hospital, Signal Hill.

There are no patients in step-down facilities.

There are 26 people in state quarantine facilities, and 9,267 people in home self-isolation. There are 442 recovered community cases and 19 people have been discharged from public health facilities.

The ministry said that 81.2 per cent or 15,183 of 18,703 patients in the parallel healthcare system were unvaccinated, based on data from July 22, 2021 to May 25, 2022.

It said of the 3,899 deaths up to May 25, 2022, 278 were vaccinated, 3,231 were unvaccinated, and 390 had died before the first cohort of vaccinated people became fully vaccinated on May 24, 2021.

There are 712,399 people who have been fully vaccinated out of a total of 1.4 million people, while 687,601 people have received either a first dose or no dose of a vaccine. The update said 50.9 per cent of the total population had been vaccinated.

The update said the total number of people vaccinated with their first dose of a two-dose regime was 691,726.

The number of people vaccinated with their second dose was 655,317, while the number of people vaccinated with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 57,082.

A total of 156,946 people have received an additional primary dose or a booster dose.

The number of people tested in both public and private facilities is 743,498, of which 319,365 were done at private facilities and 424,133 were done at public facilities.