Thursday 26 November, 2020

T&T’s youngest COVID-19 fatality was under 25 years old

COVID-19 claimed the life of a person who was less than 25-years-old in Trinidad and Tobago. 

The death occurred between Monday and today. 

The startling disclosure was made by Principal Medical Officer, Dr Maryam Abdool Richards, at the Ministry of Health’s press conference. While expressing her condolences, she warned that people of any age must be aware of the gravity of COVID-19's impact on the human body. 

“While this was an exceptional situation and circumstance and the person had pre-existing medical conditions, this is a warning sign to our population that COVID-19 strikes all persons,” she said. 

Those with pre-existing conditions, regardless of age are encouraged to take special precautions as the virus’ devastating effects don’t discriminate based on age. 

“I would like to remind the public that no age group is immune from the illness as well as the death or mortality coming from COVID-19,” she added. 

Based on the Ministry of Health’s release on Monday and Tuesday, this victim was female.  

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