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 Diabetes, Hypertension Common in Covid-19 Patients

Covid-19 patients in counties in T&T

Diabetes, Hypertension Common in Covid-19 Patients

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THE counties of Caroni and Victoria have the majority Covid-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. They currently have 350 of the current patients.

This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram at the Ministry of Health’s virtual press conference on Saturday.

The following is a break down of Covid-19 cases within the counties:

  • Caroni 177;
  • Victoria 173;
  • St George West 68;
  • St George Central 61;
  • St George East 93;
  • St Andrew/St David 13;
  • Mayaro\Nariva 13;
  • St Patrick 72; and
  • Tobago 23

Dr Parasram said 58.2% of Covid-19 patients in home isolation were asymptomatic while 34.0% were symptomatic.

The CMO said diabetes (22.8%) and hypertension (24.4%) were the two most common comorbidities among Covid-19 patients throughout the country.

Comorbidities in Covid-19 patients.

He said, “Although it is not a comorbidity, pregnancy is a condition that can lead to complications of Covid-19.”

Dr Parasram highlighted that within the age, the group zero to 19 years remains the lowest number of active cases.

He said the age groups 20 to 30 and 40 to 59, account for 68.67 % of the cases.

Patients in home isolation

He said people over 60 have accounted for the greatest number of deaths so far.

Dr Parasram said of the total number of patients, 42.1% have comorbidities.


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