May 26, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: 17 Deaths, 582 Cases

By Newsroom

Trinidad and Tobago’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 425 on Wednesday, as 17 additional fatalities are reported by the Health Ministry in its update this afternoon.

Meanwhile, an additional 582 cases puts the active case load at 8,710.

Two hundred and ninety-nine recoveries were also reported by the Health Ministry in its update on Wednesday, compared to 300 recorded on Tuesday.

There are now 447 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with 7,474 others in home isolation.

A total of 75,586 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 with one dose, while another 1,179 have been fully inoculated with two shots.

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.