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April 2021 has ended with record high COVID-19 cases.

Yesterday, April 30, the last day of the month ended with a startling four deaths.

For the entire month, there were 2,798 COVID-19 cases, making it the highest number of cases reported in a single month since the pandemic began in the country.

The previous record occurred in September 2020, with 2,772 cases.

For the last 72-hour reporting period, Trinidad and Tobago reported 326 cases, marking the second-highest jump in daily reported cases on April 30.

This was only two cases shy of the highest number of cases reported the day before (April 29) with 328 cases.

The Ministry of Health noted in its 4 pm update yesterday, that of these 326 new cases, two were recently repatriated people, and one was from Tobago.

Active cases, meaning people isolated at home, in step-down facilities, or hospitals across the country, are at the country’s sixth-highest, with 2,174 people infected with the COVID-19 disease.

Total cases continue to rise above 10,000, with the latest figure at 10,824 yesterday.

April 30, also tied three other days in 2020 for the 3rd deadliest day for COVID-19 in T&T with four reported deaths, joining August 28, September 10, and September 20, 2020.

According to the Ministry of Health, those who died were all females with comorbidities.

Hospitalizations are also at record highs.

The country’s COVID-19 hospitals are at their fourth highest occupancy overall, with 173 patients.

At the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, 116 total patients are receiving different levels of care. This figure is the highest since the pandemic began.

Yesterday, there were ten patients in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) – the fifth-highest total since the start of the pandemic.

In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) there are eight patients – the fourth-highest occupancy.

There are also 24 COVID-19 positive people in step-down facilities across both islands.

In Tobago, no new cases or recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. On the island, active cases stand at a record high of 44.

Total cases in Tobago remain at 230, with two deaths.