Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh. Photo: T&T Parliament
ELEVEN of 14 children who contracted Covid-19 in the past three months were under three months old.
This was revealed by Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh at the virtual press conference of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
He said, “Over the past three months, we have had 14 children under the age of one year coming down with Covid-19,” he said.
Deyalsingh noted that 11 of those children are under three months old.
He said, “These toddlers are not going out to work, they are not going here and they are not going there. The virus is basically coming home and meeting them and sending them into the hospital,” he said.
Deyalsingh said 50% of the parents were Covid-19 positive.
He added, “We don’t have the number yet, but the vast majority is what we have been explaining to the country, unvaccinated.”
Deyalsingh said there have been four deaths of children, that is under 18 years, due to Covid-19.
He said, “We continue to urge all those vaccinatable that is all those over 12 to be vaccinated.”