Decreasing positivity rate of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

Decreasing positivity rate of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago

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From the 43 percentage of COVID-19 positive cases in May have dropped to 32%, this statement has been given by Dr Avery Hinds.

The percentage would decrease only if the citizens would obey the COVID-19 guidelines that have been given by the government. During a Health Ministry’s media conference, Dr Hinds state on Wednesday.

Dr Hinds said that in the month of June, they had been seeing some reduced numbers with respect to the number of new cases that had been diagnosed on a given day. But despite that, they need the population that the downward trend can only be maintained if they continue to maintain the public health behaviour that help to reduce spread. There has been decreased positivity overall meaning that the percentage of individuals whose tests come back positive has now fallen to 32-33 per cent, whereas that has a high of 43 per cent in May. All of these were positive signs that all the interventions that had been put in place had been working.

Dr Hinds said the death rate per capita is in line with the global figures for case fatality, as it is around two per cent.

Dr Hinds said to his knowledge, there had been no formal exemptions given to allow people to breach quarantine, as that might thwart the key mechanism of quarantine, which had served to prevent transmission. He said electronic monitoring methods have been among the options being considered for people in quarantine.

Dr Hinds said that the first level of quarantine enforcement has that level of personal responsibility that they expect that responsible, right-thinking adults would maintain in preventing themselves from transmitting illness to other people. The second level has been that as the quarantine order has a legal order. They could call on the support of the TTPS in enforcing quarantine where need be if someone has breached quarantine. They have been hoping that was not the main mechanism to which they all had to had recourse.

Dr Hinds said that So at that point, with the small numbers they had, there’s nothing that could be said about their risk, but they continue to monitor the situation and the occurrence of those cases.