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Covid-19 counter: Another 44 positives takes T&T to 578 active cases of coronavirus

The Ministry of Health confirmed 44 new Covid-19 cases this morning to take Trinidad and Tobago’s active case load to 578. The twin island republic has had 730 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic in March with 12 deaths.

At present, there are three patients at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Couva Hospital and one in High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the same venue.

Photo: Nurses get ready to work in full PPE gear in Seattle.

The government is treating patients at eight facilities: Couva Hospital (93), Caura Hospital (50), UWI, St Augustine (81), UWI, Debe (60), Tacarigua (40), Balandra (31), Brooklyn, Sangre Grande (19) and NAPA (6).

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 20 August)

  • 562 cases in 30 days.

The Ministry of Health reminds members of the public to adhere to the ‘new normal’ and:

  • 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.
Image: A satirical take on life after Covid-19.
(Copyright Dave Grandlund)

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.

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