Trinidad and Tobago has set a new daily record of Covid-19 deaths with a staggering 31 deaths being reported by the Ministry of Health yesterday, including another child.
This is the highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. The death toll this month has now risen to 344, surpassing May’s total of 326. With five days to go till the end of the month, November is now become the second deadliest month of the pandemic after June, when 352 deaths were recorded.
The ministry identified the 31 deceased patients as ten elderly males, nine elderly females, six middle-aged males, five middle-aged females, and one male child.
This is the second reported Covid-19 death of a child over the past six days. A seven-year-old boy died of the virus on Saturday, among 28 deaths recorded that day.
Of the 31 new deaths, two occurred in Tobago.
The ministry said 19 of the patients had multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease, lung disease, cancer and a history of strokes. Seven patients had a single comorbidity, either diabetes, hypertension or cancer; and five patients had no known comorbidities.
The 31 deaths take the overall death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,040.