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Covid counter: 59 new infections and 1,824 active cases

The Ministry of Health announced 59 new positive cases of Covid-19 today, which took the total since the onset of the pandemic to 4,629 positives from 28,864 unique patient tests. There are 1,824 active cases at present.

As of this morning, there were 103 persons hospitalised for the novel coronavirus with six patients at the Couva Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and another 10 at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the same hospital.

There were also three patients in ICU at the Arima General Hospital.

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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 2 October)

  • 1,581 cases in 19 days with 23 deaths.
Image: A satirical take on life after Covid-19.
(Copyright Dave Grandlund)
  • 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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