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 2 New Covid-19 Cases – 1 Imported, 1 Being Investigated

2 New Covid-19 Cases – 1 Imported, 1 Being Investigated

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TWO more people have tested positive for Covid-19 with one imported case and the other still being investigated.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health’s in its Covid-19 update on Tuesday afternoon.

It stated that the imported case is a national who recently returned from Canada while the second was pending epidemiological investigation.

This means that 139 people have tested positive in all in Trinidad and Tobago.

The release stated that 6,174 samples have been tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the University of the West Indies testing site at Mt Hope.

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The Ministry assured that all established protocols were implemented.

With these additional cases, it called on members of the public to adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from Covid-19.

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The measures include:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
  • Keep your distance from others (6 feet)
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Clean then sanitize surfaces (tabletops, doorknobs and cell-phones)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cough into tissue or into the crook of your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face

The Ministry gave a reminder of the hotline, 877-WELL or 800-WELL, to call if Covid-19 symptoms develop.

For persons who are severely ill, they are advised to call 811, the emergency hotline, or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department for help and go in immediately.

This brings the total number of corona virus cases in Trinidad and Tobago to 139, which includes eight deaths and 124 discharged.

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