Since the pandemic began in T&T, there have been 1,154 cases of COVID-19 in pregnant women, with 1,088 coming in 2021 alone.
Added to which, the country has recorded at least five postpartum COVID-19 deaths.
This information was revealed today by Director of Women’s Health, Dr Adesh Sirjusingh, during the Ministry of Health;s COVID19 media briefing.
Dr Sirjusingh noted that the five deceased mothers had contracted the virus while pregnant. These women, he said. delivered successfully before succumbing to the disease.
“We’ve had as well in 2021, five women who died in the postpartum period, all of these women were delivered before they died, they had covid-19 during pregnancy. I can’t go into any details, but these were tragic circumstances,” said Sirjusingh.
In addition, he said, there has been at least one case of child-death as a result of COVID-19 and four recorded cases of mother to child transmission. One of these cases, he said, was a still-birth.
He also revealed that there are currently several unvaccinated pregnant women with COVID-19 receiving ICU and HDU-level care.