Trinidad and Tobago’s tally of persons infected by the novel coronavirus Covid-19 now stands at 107, after one more person tested positive today.
The patient, according to a release from the Ministry of Health, was a ‘contact of a Covid-19 positive patient’. At present, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has tested 878 samples from the government. There have been eight deaths with one discharge.
Forty-nine of the total positive results came from a group of 73 citizens who took a cruise on the Costa Favolosa ship last month. Twenty-two of those adventurers are quarantined in Balandra at present having twice tested negative.
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, avoid mass gatherings, and stay approximately six feet from others (especially if persons are laughing or showing signs of ‘flu-like illness’;
- Sanitise hard surfaces as often as possible, such as tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys;
- Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms;
- Limit occupancy of vehicles to 50 per cent and keep windows open;
- Stay home if you are ill or not employed with an essential service.