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T&T COVID-19 STATISTICS

MOH Update 739

9250 | +58
Active cases
12.8% | 179K
population tested
2.0% | 470
mortality rate
90865 | +5965
1st Dose
1179 | +0
2nd Dose

TRINIDAD

23118
cases
476
deaths
13207
recoveries

TOBAGO

288
cases
4
deaths
240
recoveries

Updated: 2021-05-29 16:28:07

Time Since Restrictions

March 29th, 2020

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Major Event Timeline

30-May-2021

Health guidelines updated
16th May, 2021

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 2021

See Article
16th May, 2021
Emergency Powers Granted
16th May, 2021

The Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs has published the details of the SoE, captured in the Emergency Powers Regulations, 2021

See Article
16th May, 2021
Proclamation of State of Emergency
16th May, 2021

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
16th May, 2021
10,000+ discharges
15th May, 2021

165 more patients discharged brings the total recoveries to 10065

See Article
15th May, 2021
Hospitals nearing bed limit
15th May, 2021

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.

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15th May, 2021
State of Emergency declared
15th May, 2021

Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, announced further lockdown: an indefinite State of Emergency, commencing at midnight!

See Article
15th May, 2021
5000+ active cases as of today
14th May, 2021

565 new cases push the number of active cases to 5214

See Article
14th May, 2021
Stricter regulations enacted
29th April, 2021

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 23rd

See Article
29th April, 2021
1000 active cases today
21st April, 2021

81 new cases today pushes the total active to 1023

See Article
21st April, 2021
P1 (Brazilian) variant detected in local sample
19th April, 2021

A variant of concern was detected in a local sample from a patient in the Nariva/Mayaro County today

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19th April, 2021
Vaccination roll-out begins today
6th April, 2021

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 vaccine

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6th April, 2021
UK variant found in samples from five persons aboard vessel
2nd April, 2021

Samples taken on March 23 contained the Variant of Concern B117 (UK Variant)

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2nd April, 2021
T&T receives the first COVID-19 vaccines
30th March, 2021

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)

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30th March, 2021
Cases cross 8000
28th March, 2021

18 new cases today pushes the total positive to 8004 with 254 currently active

See Article
28th March, 2021
One year since 1st case
12th March, 2020

It's been one year since the first reported case in T&T and a lot has changed

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12th March, 2020
First case of COVID-19 - Variant B117
21st January, 2021

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&T

See Article
21st January, 2021
Death count crosses 100
21st October, 2020

Three new deaths have been recorded today, bringing the total number to 101 deaths in T&T

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21st October, 2020
Cases cross 5000
9th October, 2020

Today, 58 more people have been reported as positive which carries the total case count to 5021

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9th October, 2020
Cases cross 1000
23rd August, 2020

This afternoon the number of cases crossed 1000 with 77 new cases reported on this day.

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23rd August, 2020
Cases cross 500
16th August, 2020

Twenty-two new cases were reported today bringing the total case count to 519

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16th August, 2020
11th COVID-19 Death
16th August, 2020

An adult male with pre-existing medical conditions has died from the virus. This bring the total number of deaths to 11

See Article
16th August, 2020
17 cases in Tobago
15th August, 2020

There are 13 active cases in Tobago. Two are pending epidemiological investigation and three are primary contacts of recently positive COVID-19 cases

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15th August, 2020
Re-opening measures rolled back
15th August, 2020

Due to the speed of spread of the virus, restrictions have been put into effect again. SEA is still carded for August 20th

See Article
15th August, 2020
Cases cross the 300 mark
12th August, 2020

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 virus

See Article
12th August, 2020
Trinidad crosses 200 confirmed cases
6th August, 2020

The 6pm update today registered a total of 210 cases all of which are pending epidemiological investigation. The country currently sits at 67 active cases

See Article
6th August, 2020
At least 10 schools closed so far
3rd August, 2020

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.

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3rd August, 2020
Second school closes due to COVID-19
27th July, 2020

Another primary school closes as members are concerned that they may have contracted the virus from a pupil's relative.

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27th July, 2020
First and second case of community spread confirmed
22nd July, 2020

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 sanitation

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22nd July, 2020
Authorities unclear of origin of one of two cases of COVID19
21st July, 2020

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.

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21st July, 2020
First new case in more than a month
30th May, 2020

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 country

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30th May, 2020
Last patient discharged
21st May, 2020

T&T's last patient with COVID19 has been discharged from the Caura hospital. There are no active cases of COVID19 at this time.

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21st May, 2020
Phase 2 of reopening to start earlier
16th May, 2020

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 time

See Article
16th May, 2020
Announcement of phases for reopening T&T
8th May, 2020

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
8th May, 2020
Lockdown extended until at least May 10th
25th April, 2020

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
25th April, 2020
Hardware stores have new operational times
19th April, 2020

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
19th April, 2020
Lockdown extended till April 30th
6th April, 2020

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
6th April, 2020
Social gathering count reduced to five
31st March, 2020

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
31st March, 2020
First case of local spread has been confirmed
30th March, 2020

This is where the person has no history of recent travel or contact with any positive case

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30th March, 2020
Special flight to the USA
28th March, 2020

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.

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28th March, 2020
First person discharged
27th March, 2020

Trinidad and Tobago reports first discharged person that was infected with the COVID-19 virus.

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27th March, 2020
Lockdown from Sunday 29th
26th March, 2020

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
26th March, 2020
First COVID-19 Fatality
25th March, 2020

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
25th March, 2020
Local Spread of COVID-19
24th March, 2020

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
24th March, 2020
Travel Restriction
21st March, 2020

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 12:00AM

See Article
21st March, 2020
Closure of schools, bars. Social activity reduced
16th March, 2020

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
16th March, 2020
Coronavirus in T&T
12th March, 2020

The first case of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Trinidad and Tobago.

See Article
12th March, 2020

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.

Sources:Yale Medicine and WHO

Social distancing, isolation and quarantine

  1. 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.
  2. Isolation- The separation of a person infected with a highly contagious illness from those who are not infected.
  3. 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.
  4. Self-quarantine- Purposefully isolating oneself if there is a possibility you were exposed to the virus and are at risk of infecting others.

Sources:Hopkins Medicine and NPR

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