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Covid counter: Two deaths and 48 positives today—five deaths this weekend

The Ministry of Health announced 48 additional positive cases of Covid-19 with two deaths today, which meant Trinidad and Tobago suffered five deaths with 134 positives this weekend.

The twin island republic has had a total of 81 Covid-19 related fatalities and 4,763 positive cases of the virus from 29,249 unique patient tests since the onset of the pandemic.

Image: The novel coronavirus.

At present, there are roughly 110 persons hospitalised with the virus with another dozen in step-down facilities. From the hospitalised patients, there are 10 in intensive care—divided equally between the Arima General Hospital and the Couva Hospital. There are also nine persons in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Couva.

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 4 October)

  • 1,175 cases in 21 days with 28 deaths.
Photo: Nurses get ready to work in full PPE gear in Seattle.

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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