TCI COVID Cases Rise to 15

THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS HAS SEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN ITS COVID-19

POSITION. OVER THE PAST 24HRS FOUR 4 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN

IDENTIFIED ON PROVIDENCIALES.


NO NEW RECOVERIES HAVE BEEN RECORDED, LEAVING THE TOTAL NUMBER

OF RECOVERIES AT 2400. THE NUMBER OF

ACTIVE CONFIRMED CASES IN THE TCI STANDS AT 15. THE TOTAL

NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS REMAINS ZERO. THE PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM

CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT AGGRESSIVE CONTACT TRACING AND CONTROL

MEASURES IN RELATION TO ALL ACTIVE CASES.


TOTAL CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES IDENTIFIED IN THE TCI TO DATE STANDS AT

2440. NO NEW COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. TOTAL NUMBER OF COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS STANDS AT 18.


128 NEW PCR TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED BY THE NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY.


To date, the TCI has recorded a total of 25,434 PCR test results, with 22,994 confirmed to be negative and 2440 positive confirmations.


In addition, 1329 new Antigen tests have been recorded, bringing the total number of Antigen tests to 149,688. All persons confirmed not to have COVID-19, and any contacts, (if quarantined, will be removed from quarantine/observation status) are asked to continue following proper guidelines from the Ministry of Health.


Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, according to the

national testing strategy. This includes frontline workers and those who may need to travel

for treatment abroad. These persons would not be reflected in quarantine numbers.

The public is strongly urged to follow all health advice and guidelines from the Ministry,

especially as we progress with the phased reopening.

Please note the following definitions:


• A suspected person is someone who meets the case definition as outlined by WHO and

CARPHA - and is experiencing symptoms.


• A person in quarantine is an individual on island who may have come in proximity to

suspected or confirmed cases - and have not exhibited symptoms.


Let's continue to reduce the risk by:


1. Washing our hands for 20secs or more.

2. Wearing of masks required in public.

3. Practicing social distancing.

4. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the

Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.

5. Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly

disposed of).

6. Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches,

countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.

7. Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with

underlying health conditions.

8. Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website,

www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: COVID19@gov.tc; or call our hotline numbers, (649)

232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of

COVID-19.


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