There are 58 more COVID-19 positive cases today, bringing the national total of active cases to 1,753, reports the latest COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Health.
In its update for today, Sunday 11 October 2020, the Ministry also notes that there have been no new deaths from the disease.
Meanwhile, the Ministry says that some 119 patients are still being treated in hospital; while 1,597 COVID-19 patients are self-isolating at home—an increase of 27 persons from the 1,570 total on Saturday.
The Health Ministry also reports that the number of persons under quarantine at State facilities is 46, down from 100 on Saturday.
In addition, the number of patients recovering from COVID-19 in step-down facilities now stands at 37, down from 38 on Saturday.
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).