Ministry of Health Covid-19 update
The Ministry of Health has conformed a further seventeen (17) cases of Covid-19 through testing conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory on 11th January 2021. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases for the TCI to one thousand and eleven (1011) since the beginning of the pandemic. Of the seventeen (17) new cases, sixteen (16) were identified in Providenciales and one (1) in Grand Turk. The total number of active cases for the TCI is 185 with 125 in Providenciales and 60 in Grand Turk.
The majority of the individuals which tested positive yesterday were experiencing symptoms and one person was admitted to the hospital bringing the total number of Covid-19 positive admissions to the hospital to four (4).
With the continued increase in confirmed cases being reported on a daily basis, the general public is reminded to be vigilant in ensuring that they practice proper hygiene at all times. This includes;
- The wearing of face coverings in public (to cover both the mouth and nose)
- Frequent handwashing with soap and water or use of alcohol based hand sanitizers
- Practicing social distancing of 6 feet
- Avoiding crowds
- Covering your coughs and sneezes
- Staying at home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 which include; cough, fever, headache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell
- Calling the health hotlines if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 on 333 0911 or 232 9444
- Comply with contact tracing teams by providing information requested
- Adhering to quarantine if you have been issued a quarantine order
- Staying informed by visiting the Ministry of Health’s website or Facebook page on www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus or https://www.facebook.com/tcihealthpromotions/.
- The public is encouraged to register their interest for the Covid-19 vaccine which commenced roll out 11.1.2021.