The Ministry of Health has recorded 17 additional COVID-related deaths.

This brings the total number of deaths to 3,197.

There are currently 610 patients in the hospital.

The ministry has also recorded 404 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 16,519.

The ministry also said that six additional cases of the COVID-19 Omicron Variant of Concern have been confirmed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, in T&T to 24.

Four of the cases had no history of recent travel and no known contact with recent travellers.

Two of the cases remain under epidemiologic investigation.

As a result of their positive COVID-19 results, each of the patients has been isolated and will remain in isolation until the enhanced discharge criteria for persons with COVID-19 Variants of Concern are met. Additionally, contacts of the positive Omicron COVID-19 cases have been quarantined.