The Ministry of Health confirmed five new Covid-19 cases this morning, which takes Trinidad and Tobago’s tally to 169 since the onset of the pandemic.
All five new cases were local infections. Three were said to be ‘primary contacts of a recently positive Covid-19 patient’ while two are ‘pending epidemiological investigation’. The latter could suggest a new cluster of cases.
The twin island republic has now had 19 locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus within the last 11 days. Prior to 20 July, the last recorded infection on these shores was on 26 April.
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.