Trinidad and Tobago now has 136 active cases of Covid-19, after the Ministry of Health confirmed four more positive results this morning. The update brings the total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic to 279—with nearly half of that figure coming in the last three weeks and 105 in August alone.
Three of the new positives were described as ‘contacts of recently positive Covid-19 patients’ while one is ‘pending epidemiological investigation’.
Up until this morning, the Ministry of Health had submitted 10,722 samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) for 9,136 persons with 1,585 repeat tests. There have been 135 persons discharged and eight deaths.
There are 48 persons hospitalised in Couva and 41 at the Caura Hospital. Twenty seven persons—including 23 who tested positive yesterday—were still said to be ‘en route’.
Trinidad and Tobago vs Covid-19 (in numbers)
Local infections of Covid-19 in first wave (27 March to 26 April)
- 50 cases in 31 days.
Local infections of Covid-19 in second wave (20 July to 9 August)
- 126 cases in 21 days.
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: 877-WELL, 87-SWRHA or 877-3742 (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.