The number of new covid19 cases reported on Thursday is double that of Wednesday, with 167 cases being detected in samples taken between April 19 and 21. Wednesday’s figure was 81.
The Health Ministry’s release said of the 167 new cases, 23 were from offshore platforms.
The number of active cases is now 1,161. The number of deaths remains at 157.
Since beaches were closed on April 15, the number of active cases has almost doubled, moving from 630 to 1,161. There were nine deaths in that period.
The highest number of cases detected was 171, while the lowest was 24.
There are 107 patients in hospital, 11 more than Wednesday. Of these, there are 65 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, with six people in the intensive care unit and seven in the high dependency unit. There are 20 patients at the Caura Hospital, and 22 at the Scarborough Regional Hospital, Fort King George.
There are seven people in step-down facilities at the UWI Debe Campus, one more than Wednesday. There are 300 people in state quarantine facilities, ten fewer than Wednesday, and 880 people in home self-isolation, 40 more than on Wednesday.
Seven people have been discharged from public health facilities, and there are 22 recovered community cases.
The total number of people vaccinated was 24,086, while Wednesday’s figure was 21, 231.
The number of people tested at private and public health facilities was 123,913, of whom 58,216 were tested at private facilities.
Since March, there have been 9,383 cases of covid19, and 8,065 patients have recovered.