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MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #192

The Ministry of Health advises the public that as at 12am on 18th September 2020:

the Turks & Caicos Islands continues to see some changes in its COVID-19 position. Over the past 24hrs four (4) new cases of covid-19 have been identified, with one (1) new case being located on Grand Turk and all other cases being located on the island of providenciales. Three (3) cases are contacts of known confirmed cases and one is still under investigation with no clear epidemiological link.

Two (2) new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to five hundred and sixty-seven (567). The number of active confirmed cases in the TCI has increased to ninety-four (94). one (1) confirmed case continues to be under hospital care. 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 six hundred and sixty-seven (667). No new covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. total number of covid-19 related deaths stands at fIVE (5).

nineteen (19) new test results have been recorded by the National Public Health Laboratory, confirming four (4) indivIduals positive and fifteen (15) negative for covid-19. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of three thousand and nine (3009) test results, with two thousand three hundred and forty-two (2342) confirmed to be negative and six hundred and sixty-seven (667) 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 decreased to 300. This includes: Confirmed cases (94), primary and secondary contacts of confirmed cases (206) – Five (5) 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.

Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, according to the national testing strategy. This includes frontline workers and those who may need to travel for treatment abroad. These persons would not be reflected in quarantine numbers.

The public is strongly urged to follow all 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. Wearing of masks required in public.
  3. Practicing social distancing.
  4. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly disposed of).
  6. Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  7. Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
  8. Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #191

The Ministry of Health advises the public that as at 12am on 17th September 2020:

changes continue to occur in the Turks & Caicos Islands’ COVID-19 position since the previous update. four (4) new cases of covid-19 have been identified, all cases being located on the island of providenciales.

Four (4) new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to five hundred and sixty-five (565). The number of active confirmed cases in the TCI remains at ninety-two (92). one (1) confirmed case continues to be under hospital care. 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 six hundred and sixty-three (663). No new covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. total number of covid-19 related deaths stands at fIVE (5).

Twenty-two (22) new test result has been recorded by the National Public Health Laboratory, confirming four (4) indivIdual positive and eighteen (18) negative for covid-19. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of two thousand nine hundred and ninety (2990) test results, with two thousand three hundred and twenty-seven (2327) confirmed to be negative and six hundred and sixty-three (663) 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 301. This includes: Confirmed cases (92), primary and secondary contacts of confirmed cases (209) – Five (5) 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.

Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, according to the national testing strategy. This includes frontline workers and those who may need to travel for treatment abroad. These persons would not be reflected in quarantine numbers.

The public is strongly urged to follow all 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. Wearing of masks required in public.
  3. Practicing social distancing.
  4. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly disposed of).
  6. Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  7. Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
  8. Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #190

The Ministry of Health advises the public that as at 12am on 16th September 2020:

the Turks & Caicos Islands has seen some change in its COVID-19 position since the previous update. Nine (9) new cases of covid-19 have been identified, three (3) cases being located on Grand Turk and all other cases being located on the island of providenciales. Five (5) cases are contacts of a known confirmed cases and four (4) cases are still under investigation with no clear epidemiological link.

Four (4) new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to five hundred and sixty-one (561). The number of active confirmed cases in the TCI now stands at ninety-two (92). Three (3) confirmed cases continue to be under hospital care. 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 six hundred and fifty-nine (659). No new covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. total number of covid-19 related deaths stands at fIVE (5).

Forty-four (44) new test result has been recorded by the National Public Health Laboratory, confirming nine (9) indivIdual positive and thirty-five (35) negative for covid-19. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of two thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight (2968) test results, with two thousand three hundred and nine (2309) confirmed to be negative and six hundred and fifty-nine (659) 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 remains at 283. This includes: Confirmed cases (92), primary and secondary contacts of confirmed cases (191) – Five (5) 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.

Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, according to the national testing strategy. This includes frontline workers and those who may need to travel for treatment abroad. These persons would not be reflected in quarantine numbers.

The public is strongly urged to follow all 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. Wearing of masks required in public.
  3. Practicing social distancing.
  4. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly disposed of).
  6. Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  7. Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
  8. Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH LAUNCHES NEW ESSENTIAL LOCAL TRAVEL PORTAL

The Ministry of Health wishes to notify the general public that a new portal has been launched whereby persons who wish to undertake essential travel between the islands can apply. The portal was developed by the Computer Information and Technology Unit and will consist of a more user-friendly mechanism for persons to apply. The new portal is located on the Ministry of Health’s website https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/ and the portal can be located on the following link; https://domestictravel.gov.tc/ will go live today 16th September 2020. Persons wishing to travel for essential purposes should apply using the link and they will be guided through a series of fields to complete. Existing applications will still be processed, however the general public is advised to commence using the new portal.

  1. Please note that persons will be required to apply within 48 hours of their intended date of travel.
  2. Applications will need to be submitted by each person in a group wishing to travel.
  3. A unique ID will be issued for each person.
  4. Approval will only be provided for the dates of travel specified.
  5. Persons should only apply to travel if absolutely essential. Applications for non-essential travel will be denied.
  6. Approval for travel by construction workers effective 15th September 2020 is considered essential travel under the following terms; “Travel by construction workers for construction project work, with the written approval of the Permanent Secretary, Infrastructure following approval of the Chief Medical Officer shall be considered essential travel:   Provided that measures as may be approved by the Ministry are put in place”. Evidence of   written approval from Ministry of Infrastructure should be uploaded to the portal for review with any applications for travel.
  7. Electronic approvals should be presented at the time of travel.

For up to date information on Covid-19, please visit the Ministry of Health’s.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #189

The Ministry of Health advises the public that as at 12am on 15th September 2020:

the Turks & Caicos Islands has seen some change in its COVID-19 position since the previous update. two (2) new cases of covid-19 have been identified, all cases being located on the island of providenciales. One (1) case is a contact of a known confirmed case and the other is still under investigation with no clear epidemiological link.

Twenty-five (25) new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to five hundred and fifty-seven (557). The number of active confirmed cases in the TCI has fallen to eighty-seven (87). Three (3) confirmed cases continue to be under hospital care. 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 six hundred and fifty (650). No new covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. total number of covid-19 related deaths stands at fIVE (5).

Eleven (11) new test result has been recorded by the National Public Health Laboratory, confirming two (2) indivIdual positive and nine (9) negative for covid-19. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of two thousand nine hundred and twenty-four (2924) test results, with two thousand two hundred and seventy-four (2274) confirmed to be negative and six hundred and fifty (650) 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 decreased to 283. This includes: Confirmed cases (87), primary and secondary contacts of confirmed cases (196) – Five (5) 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.

Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, according to the national testing strategy. This includes frontline workers and those who may need to travel for treatment abroad. These persons would not be reflected in quarantine numbers.

The public is strongly urged to follow all 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. Wearing of masks required in public.
  3. Practicing social distancing.
  4. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly disposed of).
  6. Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  7. Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
  8. Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19.