May 18, 2021

T&T Records Deadliest Day With 23 Covid-19 Deaths

By Newsroom

The Covid-19 death toll crossed the 300 mark on Tuesday, as the Ministry of Health reported 23 patients have succumbed to the virus. 

The figure is a new record high, over the 21 deaths which were reported less than one week ago on May 13th.

Meanwhile, 601 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, the second highest figure reported within a 24 hour period. 

The Ministry says the cases are from samples tested between May 13th to May 16th. 

The new cases have pushed the total number of cases on record to 17,150- with 6,318 of those being presently active.

Meanwhile, 145 recoveries were reported within the last 24 hours.

Despite the new cases, the hospital occupancy has dropped from 388 to 387, with 5,201 others in home isolation. 

A total of 61,806 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 with one dose, while another 1,179 have been fully inoculated with two shots.

Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

–Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public

–Keep your distance from others (6 feet)

–Stay home if you are ill

–Clean then sanitize surfaces (e.g. tabletops, door knobs and cell phones)

–Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

-Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow

-Avoid touching your face

 If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800- WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.