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Provo & Grand Turk with more POSITIVES for COVID; 24 NEW cases

PRESS RELEASE: (January 29, 2021) –   The Turks & Caicos Islands has seen significant changes in its covid-19 position. Over the past 24hrs twenty-four (24) new cases of covid-19 have been identified.

Eighteen (18) on the island of Providenciales and six (6) on Grand Turk.

Forty-three (43) new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to one thousand and ninety-four (1094).

The number of active confirmed cases in the TCI now stands at three hundred and fifty-six (356). No (0) additional confirmed cases have been hospitalized leaving the total number of hospitalizations at eight (8).

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 now stands at one thousand four hundred and fifty-nine (1459).

No (0) new Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. Total number of Covid-19 related deaths stands at eight (8).

Ninety-three (93) new test results have been recorded by the national public health laboratory. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of fourteen thousand one hundred and seventy-six (14,176) test results, with twelve thousand seven hundred and seventeen (12,717) confirmed to be negative and one thousand four hundred and fifty-nine (1459) positive confirmations.

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.

The number of persons in quarantine/observation has increased to 880. This includes: confirmed cases (356), primary and secondary contacts of confirmed cases (524) – zero (0) persons are quarantined in a government facility. Persons under observation/quarantine, that are not confirmed or suspected cases, are either not displaying symptoms or have not met the case definition.

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