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Seven new cases today with four local infections; T&T’s Covid-19 counter at 164

Trinidad and Tobago recorded seven more positive cases of Covid-19 today with four infected locally, as the official counter now stands at 164.

The Ministry of Health revealed that today’s three imported cases were ‘nationals who recently returned from Canada’ while the four local cases were ‘primary contacts of recently positive Covid-19 patients’.

Photo: Coping with Covid-19.

It means that the twin island republic has had 14 locally transmitted cases since 20 July. Prior to that date, the country’s last case of infection within its borders was 26 April.

Yesterday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram confirmed that Trinidad and Tobago was in its second wave of infections and that investigations suggested a link to illegal migrants.

The Ministry of Health is reminding members of the public to:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public;
  • Keep your distance from others (six feet);
  • Stay home if you are ill;
  • Clean then sanitise surfaces, such as tabletops, door knobs and cell phones;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser;
  • Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow;
  • Avoid touching your face.

Members of the public are are urged to call Covid-19 hotline numbers: 800-WELL (Trinidad) and 800-HEAL (Tobago) if they feel unwell; or they can report a possible breach of Covid-19 regulations by calling 555, or sending messages—inclusive of photographs and videos—to the Police App or via Whats App to 482-GARY.

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