The Ministry of Health confirmed 88 new positive cases this evening with an additional Covid-19 related death, who was described as an elderly male with no co-morbidities.
It means that there were 190 positives revealed today with two deaths. At least 32 of those positives were police recruits, according to a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
The ministry did stress, though, that the results are based on samples taken during the period of 28 August to 4 September and not representative of swabs done over the last 24 hours only.
At present, there are 1,480 actives cases in Trinidad and Tobago with 100 persons hospitalised and 39 in step-down facilities, while the rest are in home isolation or awaiting screening from County Medical Officer Health (CMOH) offices.
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 5 September)
- 1,868 cases in 26 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.
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.