Trinidad and Tobago will close this week with three deaths due to Covid-19 and 105 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus. The seven-day average is 21 cases per day.
Confirmed cases are down nearly 66% from last week’s 306 reported new cases. The Ministry of Health attributed last week’s spike to a cluster of cases detected in the prison system. There are now 186 inmates under quarantine.
The total number of active cases in the country is 730, with 10 new cases reported today. There are 42 patients in hospital, 22 in step-down facilities and 312 in state quarantine facilities.
Since March, 6,735 positive cases have been confirmed from 37,279 unique tests. One hundred and twenty-one people have died of Covid-19 to date.
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.