Sunday 7 June, 2020

Tobago records third COVID-19 case

A third COVID-19 case has been recorded in Tobago.

The Tobago House of Assembly's (THA) Division of Health and Wellness made the revelation in a statement on Monday.

It said the individual has since been isolated and is being closely monitored.

The Division said as 10 am on Monday, 31 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for testing.

Three samples have been tested positive, while 63 people remain quarantined at the Division's quarantine facilities.

Trinidad and Tobago now has 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19, inclusive of those samples which tested positive in Tobago.

The Division reminded the public that the implementation of simple, preventative measures will reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

These include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with your flexed elbow, or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

• Stay at home when you are sick.

• Practice social distancing (keep a minimum of 3 feet away from persons).

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (door handles, cell phones etc.) 

If you have flu-like symptoms, persons are urged to contact the Tobago COVID-19 hotline at 800 HEAL (4325).

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