Currently, there are 12 active COVID-19 cases in this country. Eleven are at the Caura Hospital Facility while one patient is in a High Dependency Unit at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility.
The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
As of the afternoon of Monday, 27th July, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:
Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the UWI site for testing for COVID-19 6672
Number of samples which have tested positive 148
Number of deaths 8
Number of persons discharged 128
Members of the public are reminded that they must to 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.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to update the public via its official communication channels such as the Ministry of Health’s website (health.gov.tt), the Ministry of Communications Websites (moc.gov.tt and news.gov.tt) and the relevant social media pages of these entities (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).