The latest update from the Ministry of Health is reporting a fall in the number of active COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, notwithstanding confirmation of eight new positive tests.

In its update for today, Sunday 25 October 2020, the Ministry notes that the total number of active COVID-19 cases is 1,321, down from 1,380 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the ministry says there have been no new deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, with the national total standing at 105.

The Health Ministry also notes:

● 62 persons are still hospitalised for COVID-19, down from 71 yesterday.

● 1,221 persons are in home self-isolation, down from 1,267 on Saturday.

● 260 persons are in State quarantine facilities, up from 157 on Saturday.

● 38 patients are in step/down facilities, down by four persons from 42, yesterday.

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).