TRINIDAD and Tobago has confirmed its 100th Covid-19 case.
The first case was recorded on March 12 and since then 722 samples have been tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency.
There have been six deaths and one person has been discharged.
It means that there were three new cases from Thursday. There were 98 as of Friday morning.
In its update #72, on Friday evening, the Ministry stated that the two additional cases were due to close contact of a Covid-19 patient.
It stated: “Of the total number of positive cases, 49 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise:
- 46 positive cases from the group of 68 nationals who returned from the cruise together
- 3 positive cases from the group of nationals who returned from the same cruise separately from the other 68 nationals.
“The Ministry of Health reminds the public that Covid-19 can be spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated with the novel coronavirus. It is important to regularly sanitise commonly touched surfaces (e.g. table tops, hand rails, door knobs and trolleys).
“If dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to sanitisation. A simple solution of 1/3 cup of household bleach to one gallon of water is quite effective. The important elements of sanitisation are disinfecting frequently and thoroughly, and using the cleaning product correctly.”