(CMR) Trinidad and Tobago reported a record 28 COVID-19 related deaths on Saturday. Those who died included a child, 13 elderly males, eight elderly females, five middle-aged males, and one middle-aged female.
The death of the child comes a week after Principal Medical Officer of Health Dr. Maryam Abdool-Richards disclosed that there had been an increase in children requiring hospitalization due to the coronavirus.
At the time, there were five children receiving treatment in hospital, three of whom had to be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit for ventilatory support and sedation.
The recent deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 1947. among those who died were 16 persons with multiple comorbidities, including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, and asthma. Four persons had single comorbidity, while eight had no known medical condition.
So far this month, 251 people have died from the virus. Of those, 97 deaths have occurred in the last week alone.
Trinidad and Tobago also recorded 592 COVID-19 cases from16-19 November. Currently, there are 8,491 active cases. There are currently 510 patients in the hospital.
It has been reported that less than 50 percent of Trinidad's population has been vaccinated.