8 more deaths, 138 more covid19 cases

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The covid19 death toll in Trinidad and Tobago is now 1,613 after eight more people died in the last 24 hours.

In its 4 pm update on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said 138 new cases were recorded from samples taken between October 15-18.

The active case number now stands at 4,266.

To date, there have been 54,405 and 48,526 recoveries.

A total of 289 patients are in hospital.

There are 3,789 patients in self-isolation, 50 in step-down facilities and 49 in state quarantine.

A total of 539,901 people are vaccinated against covid19 with either a one-jab or two-dose vaccine, while 612,901 have received their first jab of a two-dose vaccine.

The release said 94.5 per cent of patients in the parallel healthcare system are not fully vaccinated.