coronavirus

Tobago has recorded one new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A clinical update from the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development stated that the new case pushed the total of active COVID-19 cases on the island to nine.

Following is the full clinical update as at 10.00 p.m. on January 12: 

  • Number of new cases - 1
  • Number of discharges = 0
  • Number of samples submitted to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) and other local sites to test for COVID-19 = 2396
  • Number of samples that tested positive for COVID-19 = 151
  • Number of active COVID-19 cases = 9
  • Number of deaths = 2

The public is reminded to practice all preventative and safety measures, which include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public

• Cover your cough or sneeze with your flexed elbow, or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

• Stay at home when you are sick and call the hotline at 800-HEAL (4325).

• Practice physical distancing (6 feet away from persons).

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (door handles, cell phones etc.)

If persons have flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call the COVID-19 Hotline, toll free at 800 HEAL (4325).

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