Two Caribbean Countries Record COVID Deaths

(CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname recorded deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the last 24 hours, according to health authorities in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries.

In Trinidad, the Ministry of Health said that 10 deaths brought the death toll to 599 while 280 positive cases brought the total number to 27,079 since the first case was detected in March last year. The country has 9,833 active cases with 16,647 people having recovered from the virus.

The ministry said eight men including “one young adult male” and two women, all with comorbidities succumbed to the virus that has 450 patients in hospitals across the island, 117 in state sanctioned quarantine facilities and 8,934 in home isolation.

In Suriname, five people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. As a result, the number of corona deaths rose to 355 overall, including 53 in just the first week of June. Last month, a record 98 people died from the virus.

The health authorities said that of the 497 citizens who reported to the swab units in the past 24 hours, 49.3 per cent tested positive. With the 245 new cases, the country now has 16,786 positive cases.

There are 261 people in the hospitals, and 35 patients are in the intensive care units. A total of 12,725 civilians have been healed, including 207 in the past 24 hours. Currently, there are 1,894 people who have tested positive in isolation.