Covid

The Ministry of Health is reported this afternoon that the number of Covid positive cases in Trinidad and Tobago has crossed 1,000.

And a total of 77 new cases were reported today.

Here is the latest numbers.

Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the UWI and other local sites for testing for COVID-19 19,461

Number of samples which have tested positive at public and private facilities in Trinidad and Tobago 1,007

Total number of active cases 828

Number of deaths 14

Number of persons discharged 165

The forty- four (44) positive cases reported below show results from samples taken during the period August 14 th to August 22nd, 2020. Therefore, this figure is NOT representative of the positive cases over the last 24 hours only.

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

 Forty-four (44) additional persons have tested positive for COVID -19.

o Thirty six (36) additional persons tested positive – Trinidad

o Eight (8) additional persons tested positive - Tobago

All established protocols have been implemented.

Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

 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 (e.g. tabletops, door knobs and cell phones)

 Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

 Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow

 Avoid touching your face

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-

WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or

call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go

in immediately.

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