T&T recorded 15 more COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s death toll closer to 400.
As of yesterday afternoon, 390 people have succumbed to the disease, with 221 of these deaths recorded during May 2021. May remains the deadliest month for the pandemic, eclipsing the total COVID-19 deaths recorded for the entirety to 2020, at 127.
During May 2021, T&T reported at least nine days with double-digit 24-hour death tolls, with Monday afternoon’s total coming in at the country’s fourth-highest number of deaths in one reporting period.
According to the Ministry of Health, all 15 people who died had comorbidities including two elderly females, two middle-aged females, eight elderly males, and three middle-aged males.
The country reported 250 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, resulting from samples taken from May 19 through May 23, 2021. While this is still a significant jump in cases, it marked the lowest daily reported jump in cases since May 10, 2021.
However, this number should not be interpreted as there has been a significant drop in spread. During the weekend, there was reduced testing, reduced staff at testing sites and laboratories. Historically, Mondays report lower than usual cases compared to the remainder of the week.
T&T’s total COVID-19 cases soared above 20,000 cases over the weekend, now standing at 20,267, with active cases at 8,150.
From the first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 12, 2020, it took 402 days to cross 10,000 total cases. It only took 26 days to cross 20,000 cases.