(Trinidad Guardian) Exactly three months after Trinidad and Tobago was commended by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic—this country is now one of five in the world with the highest numbers of new COVID-19 infections.
T&T, Haiti and the Bahamas are now the three countries in the Caribbean with the highest numbers of new infections.
Reporting this during yesterday’s weekly briefing, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Director Dr. Carissa Etienne said these three nations had seen COVID deaths double.
“Last week, there were over 1.2 million new COVID cases and 31,000 deaths reported in the Americas…and many Caribbean islands— like the Bahamas, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago—are seeing COVID deaths doubled in the last week,” Etienne said.
May has been the deadliest month for T&T since the pandemic began in March 2020.