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T&T COVID-19 STATISTICS
MOH Update 739
Updated: 2021-05-29 16:28:07
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The Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs has provided an update to the Public Health Regulations, 2021 – in effect from 12 May 2021 to 4 July 2021See Article
The Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs has published the details of the SoE, captured in the Emergency Powers Regulations, 2021See Article
T&T’s President, Her Excellency PAULA-MAE WEEKES, O.R.T.T. has today proclaimed that T&T is now in a State of Emergency.See Article
165 more patients discharged brings the total recoveries to 10065See Article
The Principal Medical Officer, Institutions, Dr. Maryam Abdool-Richards announced that T&T’s parallel health system is almost at capacity. Two field hospitals coming online in the coming weeks.See Article
Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, announced further lockdown: an indefinite State of Emergency, commencing at midnight!See Article
565 new cases push the number of active cases to 5214See Article
As cases continue to spike, adjustments to the public health ordinance has been made to combat it. These will take effect from April 30th until May 23rdSee Article
81 new cases today pushes the total active to 1023See Article
A variant of concern was detected in a local sample from a patient in the Nariva/Mayaro County todaySee Article
Persons over 60 with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and frontline workers will be vaccinated today. Only Only 16,800 doses out of the received 33,600 will be administered since the vaccine is a two-dose vaccineSee Article
Samples taken on March 23 contained the Variant of Concern B117 (UK Variant)See Article
Today, Trinidad and Tobago received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO)See Article
18 new cases today pushes the total positive to 8004 with 254 currently activeSee Article
It's been one year since the first reported case in T&T and a lot has changedSee Article
Variant B117 is the UK variant and is more easily transmitted than the previous strain. The individual was immediately placed in state quarantine on arrival to T&TSee Article
Three new deaths have been recorded today, bringing the total number to 101 deaths in T&TSee Article
Today, 58 more people have been reported as positive which carries the total case count to 5021See Article
This afternoon the number of cases crossed 1000 with 77 new cases reported on this day.See Article
Twenty-two new cases were reported today bringing the total case count to 519See Article
An adult male with pre-existing medical conditions has died from the virus. This bring the total number of deaths to 11See Article
There are 13 active cases in Tobago. Two are pending epidemiological investigation and three are primary contacts of recently positive COVID-19 casesSee Article
Due to the speed of spread of the virus, restrictions have been put into effect again. SEA is still carded for August 20thSee Article
The ministry announced 19 new cases with 6 cases from private labs, 8 pending epidemiological investigation and 1 was a primary contact of a patient with the virusSee Article
The 6pm update today registered a total of 210 cases all of which are pending epidemiological investigation. The country currently sits at 67 active casesSee Article
A primary school in Princes Town was closed after a staff member was found to be in contact with a COVID-19 case. This causes concern for SEA students at that school.See Article
Another primary school closes as members are concerned that they may have contracted the virus from a pupil's relative.See Article
Authorities are still investigating how patient '139' has contracted the virus. A primary contact of patient 139 has visited two branches of Pennywise Cosmetics and an FCB ATM. These locations have been closed for sanitationSee Article
T&T has two new cases of COVID19 bringing the total up to 139. The origin of one of the two cases is unclear and due for epidemiological study.See Article
T&T has one new case of COVID-19. This was imported from a member of family that was recently allowed to return to the countrySee Article
T&T's last patient with COVID19 has been discharged from the Caura hospital. There are no active cases of COVID19 at this time.See Article
The last patient being treated for the virus at the Caura hospital has been discharged. There are no active cases of COVID19 in T&T at this timeSee Article
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced three main phases by which the country will reopen following the shutting down of businesses to combat COVID-19.See Article
Dr. Rowley has stated that medical experts have advised that they need at least two more weeks to conduct surveillance testing before the country can be comfortably open.See Article
From Monday 20 April, 2020 hardware stores, including electrical and plumbing establishments, shall only be open for sales to the public on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. This measure shall remain in place until April 30, 2020.See Article
The lockdown has been extended till April 30th with additional restrictions. Most notably all restaurants and food services will close completely and religious gatherings reduced to five.See Article
The number of people allowed in a social gathering has been reduced to five following a statement made by the Minister of National Security. This remains in effect till April 20th.See Article
This is where the person has no history of recent travel or contact with any positive caseSee Article
There will be a chartered flight to the USA from Trinidad on Wednesday 1st April. Call 1 (603) 929 9300 or send an e-mail to ClientServices@PJSGroup.com to book. Since this is a charter flight; the cost of a ticket will be substantially higher than typical commercial fares.See Article
Trinidad and Tobago reports first discharged person that was infected with the COVID-19 virus.See Article
On midnight Sunday 29th, the country will go into lockdown where only essential activities will be permissible. This is not a state of emergency. Lockdown ends on 15th April.See Article
A statement issued on this night by Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has confirmed the death of an elderly male patient. This marks the first death casued by the COVID-19 virus in T&T.See Article
Resident of T&T has contracted the virus from a person who was in contact with a person who contracted COVID-19 abroad.See Article
Minister of National Security Stuart Young has issued a travel ban on persons in and out of Trinidad and Tobago. Only cargo planes carrying food and pharmaceuticals are allowed. The restriction is effective as of 22nd March, 2020 at 12:00AMSee Article
All schools have been closed until April 20th, 2020. A restriction has been placed on the number of persons that can be in an enclosed space at the same time. That number is 25.See Article
The first case of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Trinidad and Tobago.See Article
What is COVID-19 and why is it dangerous?
COVID-19 is an infectious, respiratory disease caused by a recently discovered coronavirus (SARA-CoV-2). In March 2020, the WHO officially labelled this disease as a pandemic due to its widespread transmission.
The majority of persons infected, will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without the need for special treatment. Elderly persons, and those with underlying medical issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more susceptible to developing serious illnesses.
To prevent and slow transmission of this disease, it is essential that persons educate themselves about this disease and take the necessary precautions listed by the WHO; of washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and avoid touching your face. There is currently no vaccine or medical treatment for COVID-19.
Social distancing, isolation and quarantine
- Social Distancing- Intentionally increasing the physical space between people and reducing contact with others to avoid the spread of illness. The WHO has recommended maintaining a distance of at least 1 meter.
- Isolation- The separation of a person infected with a highly contagious illness from those who are not infected.
- Quarantine- A federal law, whereby the government places infected persons on a lockdown, therefore they are not allowed to leave the location they have been designated.
- Self-quarantine- Purposefully isolating oneself if there is a possibility you were exposed to the virus and are at risk of infecting others.