T&T Joins Jamaica with Most Caribbean Cases

Trinidad and Tobago became the second Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to register more than 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths since the onset of the pandemic.

Jamaica is the other CARICOM country registering more the milestone with the latest figures indicating that the island had now 1,158 deaths as a result of the virus.

Jamaica also has 51,282 confirmed cases of the virus, of which 3,046 are active. The country also recorded 46,724 recoveries.

The latest bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago noted that two deaths over the last 24 hours had pushed the total to 1,000, and that there are 5,691 active cases.

There are 301 patients in hospitals, 146 people in state quarantine facilities, and 5,150 people in home self-isolation.

The authorities here said that the number of people tested in public and private facilities is 255,325, with 262,976 people having received their first vaccine dose, while 174,992 people had received their second dose.

In Suriname, six deaths in the past 24 hours, have pushed the death toll from COVID-19 to 620 since March last year with this month accounting for 98 deaths.

The authorities said that 123 new cases were reported on Tuesday, pushing the total number of positives in the country to 24,435.

There are 114 people in the hospitals and 29 patients in the Intensive Care Units. A total of 20,581 citizens have been healed, including 180 in the past 24 hours. There are also 955 infected people in isolation.

In Guyana, the death of an 82-year-old woman on Tuesday, pushed the death toll to 514 since March last year.

The Ministry of Public Health said that the woman from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica), died while receiving care at a medical facility.

It said that there were 62 new recorded cases of the virus pushing the confirmed cases to 21,668 with 19, with 993 having recovered.

The ministry said that 12 persons are in the ICU, while 1,144 are in isolation with 1,052 isolating at home.

St. Lucia recorded three new cases of the virus from a batch of 147 samples taken during the period July 15-19.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said confirmation had also been received that 11 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 had recovered while the total number of active cases in the country to date is 97.

It said presently, all of the active cases are doing well. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 5484.

As of July 19, a total of 31, 723 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 23, 329 individuals have received the second dose.

“As we continue to be at risk for the introduction of the COVID-19 variants, the public is advised to remain vigilant and adhere to the public health measures. It is important that everyone make it a priority to protect the health and safety of themselves, family, friends, colleagues and others.

“Let us all remember that we are still managing the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore everyone should take the necessary measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” the ministry added.

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