The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 23rd June 2020:
THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS HAS SEEN MINIMAL CHANGES IN ITS COVID-19 POSITION SINCE THE PREVIOUS UPDATE. THE TCI CONTINUES TO RECORD TWO (2) ACTIVE CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES TO 14. ONE CONFIRMED CASE IS A RETURNING RESIDENT AND THE SECOND CASE IS LOCAL TRANSMISSION; CONTACT TRACING IS AGRESSIVELY UNDERWAY.
TCI CONTINUES TO RECORD NO NEW SUSPECTED CASES.
TWENTY-FOUR TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED, OVER THE PAST 24hrs, CONFIRMING ALL PERSONS TESTED WERE NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of four hundred and forty (440) test results, with four hundred and twenty-six (426) confirmed to be negative and fourteen (14) 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 REMIANS AT 187. This includes: Confirmed cases (2), contacts of confirmed cases (13), returning TCI residents (152), and other international travellers (20) – Ninety (90) of these persons are currently being quarantined at a non-medical facility. Persons under observation/quarantine, that are not confirmed or suspected cases, are either not displaying symptoms or have not met the case definition.
TO DATE, A TOTAL OF 783 individuals have been released from quarantine/observation status.
LOCAL TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED FOR PERSONS IN A RANGE OF CATEGORIES, INCLUDING FRONTLINE WORKERS, THOSE THAT MAY NEED TO TRAVEL LOCALLY TO OTHER ISLANDS, TRAVEL FOR TREATMENT ABROAD AND OTHER REASONS. THESE PERSONS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN QUARANTINE.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RECOVERIES FROM COVID-19 STANDS AT TEN (10); AND THE TCI CONTINUES TO RECORD ONE COVID-19 DEATH.
the public IS URGED TO FOLLOW THE HEALTH ADVICE AND GUIDELINES FROM THE MINISTRY, ESPECIALLY AS WE PROGRESS WITH THE PHASED REOPENING.
Please note the following definitions:
- A suspected person is someone who meets the case definition as outlined by WHO and CARPHA - and is experiencing symptoms.
- A person in quarantine is an individual on island who may have come in proximity to suspected or confirmed cases - and have not exhibited symptoms.
Let's continue to reduce the risk by: 1. Washing our hands for 20secs or more 2. Practicing social distancing 3. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.