Covid counter: Six new cases; T&T now averaging 18 positives per day

The Ministry of Health reported six new Covid-19 cases and no fatalities today. Trinidad and Tobago’s death toll is 132 at present, after two deaths over the weekend and four in the past six days.

Both victims were men and, according to the MoH, elderly with co-morbidities.

Confirmed cases have climbed to 7,399. The seven-day rolling average of new cases continues to rise steadily from its low of eight cases per day at the start of 2021. It is now at 18 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 per day.

Forty-two Covid-19 positive patients are in hospital, including 2 in intensive care. Five others are in step-down facilities in Tobago.

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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