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Covid counter: 28 new cases recorded with as many recoveries

The Ministry of Health has reported 28 new positive coronavirus cases. Despite these new cases, the number of active cases stayed at yesterdays count of 589 since the ministry also recorded 28 recovered community cases.

After a jump in cases last week when 239 new positive cases were reported, this week ends with a total of 184 new cases so far. The rolling 7-day average continues to hover around 30 cases per day.

There have been 30% fewer cases reported so far in November than October. A total of 6,261 positive cases have been reported since March.

Photo: A test for the novel coronavirus.

Forty-four patients are in hospital, while 28 are in step-down facilities and 166 in state quarantine facilities. There are 66 inmates in the care of the prison system.

The death toll for the country remains at 113, which translates to a death rate of about 1.8%.

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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