For the first time in several months, active COVID-19 cases in this country have dropped below the 10,000-person mark, and currently stand at 9,887.

In its update for today, Sunday 20 March 2022, the Ministry of Health also reports that 219 people have tested positive for COVID-19, based on samples taken between 17th and 19th March 2022.

However, the Ministry also reports four (4) new deaths from the disease, with three (3) of the deceased having multiple comorbidities, and one (1) person having no known comorbidities.

Three of those reported dead from COVID-19 today are elderly males; one deceased person is an elderly female.  Among the comorbidities from which they suffered are heart disease, a history of stroke, hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

The Ministry notes that these latest deaths have pushed up the national death toll to 3,712 lives lost.

As of today, Sunday 20th March 2022, some 135,097 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Currently, some 707,418 people in the country are fully vaccinated, having completed either a one-dose or two-doses regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine.

And some 143,027 people have received their booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of today, Sunday, the Ministry’s update reports.