July 3, 2021

No Covid Outbreak At Scarborough Hospital, Says Deyalsingh

By Newsroom

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has dismissed reports of an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Scarborough General Hospital.

Speaking at Saturday’s Covid-19 media conference, the Minister said he’s been advised that what’s happened is a cluster of cases at the facility.

Tobago currently has 126 active Covid-19 cases, having reported seven new infections on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in a statement on the same matter, the Tobago Regional Health Authority said: “COVID-19 clusters are fairly common in large organizations and medical facilities all around the world. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been clusters of COVID-19 cases from time to time at some medical facilities on the Island.”

It added: “Hospitals and health care facilities will always be a space where viruses can spread. It is where sick people go. The hospital is fully operational and remains unaffected by the current cluster of COVID-19 cases,”

The TRHA said usually, when a case is identified, all protocols kick in, from sanitization to swabbing. It assured that wards are regularly sanitised, and each bed is sanitised after a patient is discharged.