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Covid counter: T&T’s death toll crosses 100

The Ministry of Health’s update for 21 October reported another three deaths from Covid-19, taking the death toll to 101. This time, two women—one elderly—and one elderly man were the latest victims of the disease. There have been 25 deaths in October with an average of about one death each day.

Nearly two per cent of those infected with the coronavirus have died.

The country has seen 861 new cases of Covid-19 so far for October, with the average daily infection rate continuing to drop each week. In total, Trinidad and Tobago have had 5,392 people infected since March. The number of active cases is now 1,459.

Photo: A deceased patient is wheeled away by medical staff in New York.
(Copyright ABC News)

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, doorknobs and cell phones;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser;
  • Cough into a tissue or the crook of your elbow;
  • Avoid touching your face.

Image: Daily v total confirmed deaths due to Covid-19 showing when T&T bent the curve. (via ourworldindata.org)

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 WhatsApp to 482-GARY.

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