The Ministry of Health reported four new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today. No new deaths were recorded, so the death toll stays at 138. Since March, 7,646 people have tested positive for the Sars-Cov-2 virus.
The first half of February has seen a nearly 65% drop in new cases when compared to the same period last month. So far, there have been 68 new Covid-19 cases in the first two weeks of February, whereas this time last month, T&T recorded 193 new positive cases.
There have been four days when no new cases were recorded. The highest daily tally of cases recorded was 14. So far, the health ministry has confirmed an average of 4.5 cases per day for February.
Four people have died so far for the month, just one more than the three fatalities recorded during the first two weeks of the year.
Presently, the ministry reports that there are 23 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with three in intensive care. Three hundred and sixty-six people are quarantined in state facilities, while a further 129 are in home self-isolation.
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.