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20 new Covid-19 cases in the prison system

The Ministry of Health has reported a cluster of 20 new positive cases of Covid-19 coming from the prison system. These new cases formed part of the 50 new cases reported for 13 November, bringing the number of active cases in the country to 526.

There have been 5980 total positive cases reported since March. The death toll remains at 111, as the country has recorded no deaths from the disease since 5 November.

Currently, there are 33 patients in hospital, 29 in step-down facilities and 158 in state quarantine facilities.

Photo: A prison inmate.
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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.

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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