Two additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. The first a national who recently returned from Canada and the other is pending epidemiological investigation.

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:

As of the afternoon of Tuesday, 21st 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-196174
Number of samples which have tested positive139
 Number of deaths8
 Number of persons discharged124

The Ministry of Health provides the following update:

·         Two (2) additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. One case is imported. This patient is a national who recently returned from Canada. The second case is pending epidemiological investigation.  All established protocols have been implemented.

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).