258 new covid19 cases, 8 more deaths

Image courtesy CDC
Image courtesy CDC

The covid19 death toll in Trinidad and Tobago is now 1,629 after eight more people died in the last 24 hours.

In its 4 pm update on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said 258 new cases were recorded from samples taken between October 17-20.

The active case number now stands at 4,360.

To date, there have been 54,881 and 48,892 recoveries.

A total of 278 patients are in hospital.

There are 3,785 patients in self-isolation, 39 in step-down facilities and 54 in State quarantine.

A total of 545,395 people are vaccinated against covid19 with either a one-jab or two-dose vaccine, while 615,499 have received their first jab of a two-dose vaccine.

The release said 94.2 per cent of patients in the parallel healthcare system are not fully vaccinated.

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