The number of active COVID-19 cases in Tobago at this time is climbing ever closer to the 100-man mark, with the recording of 25 new cases over the last 24 hours.

The latest advisory from the THA’s Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development issued today, states there are now 94 active COVID-19 cases on the island.

According to the advisory, as at 10:00pm on May 17th, six persons were discharged from hospital.

The THA Health Division also reports that the total number of deaths in Tobago from COVID-19 stands at four persons, as of yesterday.  In addition, the number of overall samples that tested positive for COVID-19 is 338, while the total number (since tracking began in 2020) of overall samples submitted to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) and other local sites to test for COVID-19 is now 5,026.

The THA Health Division is reminding Tobagonians experiencing flu-like symptoms to stay at home and call the COVID-19 Hotline, toll free, at 800-HEAL (800-4325).

Citizens also are reminded to practice all preventative and safety measures, which include:

●   GET VACCINATED!

●   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.)