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Trinidad and Tobago reports more toddlers catching COVID-19

Trinidad and Tobago's Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday warned that toddlers are becoming the latest victims of the coronavirus.
 
Last weekend, the ministry reported that a child had died as a result of the virus.
 
Speaking at a Ministry of Health news conference, Mr. Deyalsingh said a significant number of the parents of the infected babies had tested positive for the virus.
 
Over the last three months, 14 children under the age of one year contracted the coronavirus.
 
Eleven of the children were under three months old.
 
Trinidad and Tobago has been administering the US-manufactured Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and 18.
 
Figures released by the Ministry of Health indicate that 636,885 people have been fully vaccinated, with 13,523 receiving a third boost.
 
The coronavirus has claimed 1,998 lives and infected 66,975 others in the twin island republic since March last year.
 
             


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