Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds says if T&T continues to record new COVID-19 positive cases at the current rate, the country can see upwards of 10,000 active cases by May 22.
Hinds was speaking at the Ministry of Health press conference on Monday afternoon.
He said based on the number of people tested for the virus; there has been a 35 per cent positivity rate.
Hinds said based on current numbers, T&T can see it’s parallel health care system reach maximum capacity in as little as seven days and as long as 10 days.
The parallel health system has a maximum of 542 beds in seven hospitals across the country.
On average, 14 of every 100 COVID-positive patients currently require hospitalisation.
Reporter: Sharlene Rampersad