April 27, 2022

543 New Cases, Two Covid-19 Deaths Today

By Newsroom

The Ministry of Health reports an additional 543 new cases on Wednesday afternoon, with active cases now at 7,637.

This includes 63 cases reported in Tobag0- a marked increase from the five cases reported on Tuesday.

There are now 170 patients in hospital.

Meanwhile, during a media conference earlier on Wednesday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the rise in Covid-19 infections that’s being seen at this time, is expected as the economy has been reopened and several restrictions relaxed.

Still, Epidemiologist Dr. Avery Hinds warned that “if we continue at this rate, we may end up with approximately 3,000 cases just for the week, which would be about a 31% increase over the previous week.”

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 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 COVID19, 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.