T&T’s suffers fifth Covid-19 death, Health Ministry says deceased was ‘elderly male’

EPL Infrafred Sauna

Trinidad and Tobago suffered two Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, which takes its fatality total to five. The latest death is, according to the Ministry of Health, an ‘elderly male with [a] pre-existing medical condition’.

At present, the country has 89 confirmed cases from 586 samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) with just one discharge.

On Monday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram told the media that there were three patients at Couva Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit with one in critical condition and two stable. There were also 14 stable cases in its High Dependency Unit with another 53 persons described as ‘ambulatory’ or mild cases.

It is uncertain whether both deaths came from ICU, or any were recent cases.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge members of the public to:

  • Wash your hands properly with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are unavailable;
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose tissue immediately after using, or cough and sneeze into crook of your elbow;
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Practice social distancing—that is no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, and avoid mass gatherings;
  • Sanitise hard surfaces as often as possible, such as tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys;
  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms;
  • Stay home if you are ill or not employed with a company providing an essential service.
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