Epidemiology Officer for Tobago, Bridgette Smith, said statistics show that the rate of Tobago’s COVID-19 cases is highest among persons between the ages of 25 and 29 years-old followed by persons between the ages of 30 and 34.
During the THA Division of Health’s press briefing Tuesday, Smith said “In the 25-39-year-old age group, we see more persons being affected with 35 men being infected versus 25 women. Women however dominate in the under 25- year age group.”
Smith also revealed that COVID-19 mapping of the island revealed that most of the cases were found in Tobago West, which runs from part of Scarborough down to Crown Point.
She added: “Most of the cases were concentrated in Scarborough which is the island’s only identified hotspot.”
Scarborough is presently carrying 31 cases, followed by 13 cases in the Canaan/Bon Accord area.
Smith noted however that the cases reflected in the mapping exercise only reflect the positive COVID-19 cases and do not include the “hundreds of contacts that were identified from each case.”
Of the latest 103 samples tested there are no new cases in Tobago. However, there are 35 active cases and two deaths. To date, 1,445 samples have been submitted for testing on the island.