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Covid-19 counter: 21 more positives and 1,213 active cases

The Ministry of Health recorded another 21 positive test results for Covid-19 this morning, which took Trinidad and Tobago’s number of active cases to 1,213. The 21 new positives were said to be representative of samples taken between 28 August and 2 September.

At present, there are 96 patients hospitalised for the novel coronavirus with 1,090 persons ‘in home isolation under the continuous monitoring of the respective County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices’.

Image: Coping with Covid-19.

From the 73 patients at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility, seven are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 12 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The twin island republic has had 1,941 positives since the onset of the pandemic from 21,287 unique patient swabs. There have have been 28 deaths.

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 10 August)

  • 129 cases in 22 days.

Local infections of Covid-19 since Election Day (11 August to 3 September)

  • 1,579 cases in 24 days.
Photo: Infection Prevention Control (IPC) nurses in customised donning area.
(Courtesy NCRHA)

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.

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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