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Covid counter: Only four new cases today but T&T has its sixth death of October

The Ministry of Health announced just four new Covid-19 cases today. However, unfortunately, there was also a death. The deceased patient was described as ‘a middle-aged male with pre-existing conditions’ and he was the sixth fatality of October so far and the 82nd Covid-19 related death since the onset of the pandemic.

Trinidad and Tobago has tested 29,395 persons for the novel coronavirus since March with 4,767 positive results. At present, the twin island republic has 1,801 active cases.

Photo: The novel coronavirus.

There are just over 100 persons hospitalised for the novel coronavirus with four in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Arima General Hospital and five in ICU at the Couva Hospital. There are an additional nine persons in the Couva Hospital’s High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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 5 October)

  • 1,179 cases in 22 days with 29 deaths.
Photo: A school is sanitised as a preventative measure for Covid-19.

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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