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TCI spikes over the weekend; Covid cases up again

#TurksandCaicos, March 15, 2021 – It has been nearly three weeks since Turks and Caicos’ new daily COVID infections have surpassed the 20 case mark, but over the weekend there was a spike of 28 new cases; six of which were in the country’s fishing capital – South Caicos. 

The Ministry of Health’s Dashboard of Saturday March 13 revealed, 15 new infections in Providenciales, seven in Grand Turk and one person admitted to hospital for a total of seven people now hospitalised.

The National Public Health Laboratory performed 190 tests; the 162 negatives meant there was 15 percent of samples returned with a positive for the virus.

Down considerably, but still significant are the 503 people are in quarantine or isolation in the TCI.  

Meanwhile, Covid-19 vaccinations continue for the territory, with Cabinet informing last week that under consideration is use of the Mobile Clinic and door to door vaccinations to expand the program.

On Wednesday, Premier Hon Washington Misick got his first jab of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine. 

“Do it for your own safety, the safety of your friends and family; for the safety of our country and for the TCI economy,” said Premier Washington Misick.

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