A chart of daily COVID-19 cases released by the Ministry of Health yesterday.

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The more people have died of complication associated with COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health made the announcement yesterday. The deaths took the number of local fatalities to 67.

The ministry said the people who died were an elderly male and a female, both with co-morbidities.

These latest deaths raise the count to 59 since the country’s second phase of infections began on July 20 with case 139.

A further 110 people tested positive yesterday, bringing the total number of infections locally since the first case on March 12 up to 4,136.

Of these, 2,109 remain active.

The new cases are the fifth-highest 24-hour increase recorded by the ministry.

The ministry’s 10 am update confirmed 20 cases while the 6 pm update confirmed 90 cases.

It came just hours after Technical Director of the ministry’s Epidemiology Division Dr Avery Hinds’ presentation of the epidemiological data.

“We can see that the pattern we have been seeing over the past couple of months has basically been maintained. We are now looking at a fairly consistent pattern of slow decrease in numbers of new cases turning up on a given day to be swabbed and testing positive as seen in the downward trend in that dark blue section of the graph.”

The total number of people to have recovered from the virus locally also increased to 1,087 after 28 people were discharged from hospital while 61 people in home isolation were released.

The number of people receiving treatment for the virus at hospital also went up to 90 with the new confirmations. One patient is at the Augustus Long Hospital, four at Arima General Hospital, 24 at Caura Hospital and 61 at the Couva Multi-training Facility. Of those at Couva, four are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and seven were in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).