The Ministry of Health confirmed four new cases of Covid-19 today, which takes the number of active patients to 33. Trinidad and Tobago has now diagnosed 173 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic.
All four new cases are locally based cases ‘pending epidemiological investigation’, which suggests new clusters of the novel coronavirus that are not linked to previous cases. There have now been 23 cases of infections within the twin island republic over the past 12 days.
In total, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) has tested 7,950 samples in Trinidad and Tobago with 6,379 unique patient tests and 1,571 repeat tests. There have been 132 discharges and eight deaths.
The Ministry of Health reminds 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.
Persons 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.