The Ministry of Health revealed another Covid-19 related death this evening, with the deceased patient described as ‘an elderly female with pre-existing medical conditions’. It was the second death announced today and the 54th in September.
Trinidad and Tobago has suffered 76 fatalities since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. At present, the twin island republic has 1,895 active cases of the virus after an additional 14 positive results this evening, which was added to 54 new cases this morning.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has set the country a target of 20 infections per day or less by 11 October, which would allow Trinidad and Tobago to join the likes of Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Vincent and the Grenadines in a Caricom ‘travel bubble’.
In total, T&T has had 4,531 positive tests since March from 28,155 unique patient tests.
Trinidad and Tobago vs Covid-19 (in numbers)
Local infections in first wave (27 March to 26 April)
- 50 cases in 31 days with 8 deaths.
Local infections in second wave (20 July to 17 August)
- 436 cases in 29 days with 4 deaths.
Local infections since gov’t roll-backs (18 August to 13 September)
- 2,350 cases in 26 days with 41 deaths.
Local infections since renewal of roll-backs (14 September to 30 September)
- 1,483 cases in 17 days with 23 deaths.
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.