Tobago records eight new COVID-19 cases

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Tobago records eight new COVID-19 cases

Tobago recorded eight (8) new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases on the island to twenty-two (22).

The following is the clinical update for Tobago as at 06thDecember 2020:

Number of new cases = 8
Number of samples submitted to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) and other local sites to test for COVID-19 = 1929
Number of samples that tested positive for COVID-19 = 128
Number of active COVID-19 cases = 22
Number of deaths = 2

The public is reminded to practice all preventative and safety measures, which 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.
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
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 and call the hotline at 800-HEAL (4325).
Practice physical distancing (6 feet away from persons).
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (door handles, cell phones etc.)