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Covid counter: 70 more positives and another death—16 fatalities this month

The Ministry of Health announced Trinidad and Tobago’s 16th Covid-19 related death this month and its 38th since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The deceased patient was described as ‘an elderly female with co-morbidities’.

There were also an additional 70 positive cases, based on samples taken during the period of 28 August to 7 September.

Photo: A hospital braces for Covid-19 cases.

The twin island republic has 2,347 positives since March from 22,478 unique patient test. At present, there are 1,566 active cases with 1,358 ‘patients’ in home isolation, 100 hospitalised and 38 in step-down facilities.

There are six persons at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Couva Hospital with 11 at the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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 with 8 deaths.

Local infections of Covid-19 in second wave (20 July to 17 August)

  • 436 cases in 29 days with 4 deaths.

Local infections of Covid-19 since gov’t roll-backs (18 August to 8 September)

  • 1,655 cases in 22 days with 26 deaths.
Photo: Guidelines for home quarantine.
(via Ministry of Health)

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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