How many patients who have contacted the Delta Variant of Covid-19 have passed away?
This was asked of the Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds on Monday during the Ministry of Health’s Covid Update.
The number of cases of the Delta variant continue to rise, with the Ministry reporting seven additional cases: one is now deceased and five of the cases had no recent travel history. As for their vaccination status: one was partially vaccinated, three were fully vaccinated, and the other three were unvaccinated. T&T’s known Delta cases are now at 49.
However, Dr Hinds did not give a direct answer to the question, saying instead that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have been affected by the variant.
He also commented on any linkages between recent Delta cases.
Dr Hinds maintained that the majority of persons who would have contracted the virus were unvaccinated.