Twenty-seven new COVID-19 positive cases have been recorded by the Ministry of Health in its report for today, Wednesday 14 October 2020.

The Ministry notes that these most recent cases bring the total number of active positive cases to 1,609 persons, nationally.

No new deaths have been reported.

Also in the Ministry’s update today, the total number of patients in hospital at present is 103 persons.

Meanwhile, those being quarantined in State quarantine facilities is 142 persons, up from 42, yesterday.

The Ministry also reports that 1,466 persons are at home in self-isolation, while the number of patients in step-down facilities is now 40.

Update courtesy Ministry of Health.

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

●   Wash your hands often with soap and waters or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

●   Cough into a tissue or into the cook 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).