Five people now suffering COVID-19 symptoms

| 03/12/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Another three people have tested positive for COVID-19. All of these new patients are travellers currently in isolation and are asymptomatic, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. However, another person who previously tested positive for the virus now has symptoms. Officials have given no details on the status of the five people who have been taken ill but none have been hospitalised. The three positive cases added to the tally on Thursday were part of a batch of 230 routine coronavirus screen tests. They are now part of a group of 1,038 travellers who are either in government quarantine or isolating at home.

Cayman now has a ruining total of 285 cases of the virus since testing began in March but no community transmission has been recorded for several months. 53,497 tests have now been carried out by local public health officials.

Meanwhile, as Cayman enjoys a relatively safe bubble, today the United States has already racked up over 213,000 cases while yesterday 2,875 people lost their lives to the virus. With Florida having the second most active number of cases in the entire United States, at more than 330,000, visitors to Cayman from America continue to pose a substantial risk.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    This assumption that people are generally dishonest and will break quarantine says more about the poster than the thousands of people that have quarantined faithfully. The fact that we have no community transmission suggests this fantasy being portrayed on here that everyone is breaking quarantine and people are popping in to see them is a nonsense. If you know of specific instances report them to the police. If not stop with the BS.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why no mention of the jet ski woman and the ridiculous slap on the wrist she received?
      Two chances to get it right, and both were botched. Well, now we have a third breach on Marina Drive. When are the courts going to give somebody a huge fine or prison sentence, that will stop this mockery of everybody who is quarantining faithfully??!

  2. Anonymous says:

    When it comes to persons coming in and saying to the HSA, CBC etc that the safety and isolation measures we (Cayman islands) taking are “unnecessary” and “Overboard” then they should not have even been allowed back to our islands! That should have been grounds for deport straight back. Far too many of these people have no respect for any kind of laws we have here.. They are too good for our petty islander laws. See it first hand every day!

  3. Anonymous says:

    imagine it only takes one self entitled prick jumping quarantine to wreak havoc across this Island.

    • Anonymous says:

      nope..it takes one visitor to a qaurantiner….of which there are many because this is not monitored!!!!!….wake up!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Suffering? Hardly.

  5. ELVIS says:

    It seems all of a sudden no one is bothered how many cases we have in Cayman now. all those briefings of stay home stay safe , lockdowns. A-J MON-WED SAT K-Z TUES. THURS ETC is all a waste of time. fly them all in now why don’t you after all its fake right?

    what a disappointment we don’t close up for a few weeks till we get it under more control Mr. premier.

  6. Anonymous says:

    For those people who don’t believe Covid exists or think it is the flu – From CNN today

    “Covid-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States this week, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the University of Washington.

    In a news release Friday, IHME said that daily deaths in the last week increased to an average of 1,660 per day, up from 1,470 the previous week.

    Behind Covid-19 – with a total of 11,820 deaths – the other top causes of death were…

    Ischemic heart disease (10,724 deaths)
    Lung cancer (3,965 deaths)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (3,765 deaths)
    Stroke (3,643 deaths)”

    • Anonymous says:

      first of all, I don’t trust CNN

      • Anonymous says:

        Of course you don’t. If you were interested you could look at the university site where CNN got its statistics but then you don’t trust science either do you.

      • Anonymous says:

        CNN gets its COVID stats from John’s Hopkins Medical Research University.

    • Anonymous says:

      COVID does exist. And it is very contagious IF (🙏) you are very close to a person with active COVID who wears no mask, sneezes or coughs into your face (doesn’t happen often unless you live under the same roof or work in the same cubicle).
      COVID can be brutal to SOME people. It also kills SOME people. It doesn’t really matter if people died of COVID or with COVID, unless it is clearly not COVID related. I think we should stop arguing about that.
      Numbers and graphs are meaningless today, for nobody believes it anymore. We have reached the point of saturation-too much information is as bad as none at all.

      Wear your mask and distance yourself and you will be fine.

      As for hospitals capacity, read this article:

      “‘Hospital at Home’ could be a solution to prevent packed hospitals” https://www.winknews.com/2020/12/03/hospital-at-home-could-be-a-solution-to-prevent-packed-hospitals/

      pay attention❗️ ““Right now, NCH [Florida county] is fine on capacity, both in the ICUs as well as on the floors,” said Dr. David Lindner, who is the head of the NCH COVID-19 response team.”

  7. Anonymous says:

    No, 2,800 people did not die yesterday in USA from Covid. 2,800 people died yesterday that had been tested for Covid and returned positive tests across a wide range of dates (often up to 28 days earlier). For example, a man died from a cardiac arrest. he was subsequently tested for Covid, was found positive.
    Want to know how his death was categorized? it wasnt from heart failure.
    And this is the problem.
    The Covid19 is clearly, without doubt, massively contagious and extremely dangerous for vulnerable persons.
    So is the flu. People often dismiss the flu as not that serious, its incredibly serious for the vulnerable.
    Just as Covid19.
    The problem with Covid19 is that at the start it was being mis-treated (hence the massive deaths in NY hospitals), and it also spiked early into nursing homes and other hospital care centers where, guess what, the vulnerable live.
    And so they died in huge numbers.
    And the world has been panicking about it since then.

    it is very, very dangerous and should not be dismissed.
    But as a threat to humanity? It’s negligible.
    You wouldn’t understand that from the constant red alert news hysteria. But its a fact. Global mortality rates are not spiking in any way that can be classed as a true pandemic.

    99% of us will not die from Covid. Just like we wont die from the flu. But that does not mean that Covid isn’t worse than the flu, it probably is.

    But to handle it the way we have is extraordinary. And now we’re off into vaccine world…ask yourself, do you get the flu jab every year? If yes, then you should also get the covid jab every year (or every 4 months if rumors are true).

    But if you dont get the flu jab every year, then you dont need the covid. Why? Because you’re not vulnerable. Instead, continue to wash your hands and be sensible around the obese, the old, the ill.

    And calm down. And maybe stop watching the news unless they also report how deaths are being reported, and how many others died last decades all cause, and try to live a little because you’re going to wake up one day and it’ll all be over. And you just may have missed it.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, the problem is people who continue to cloud the facts with nonsense trivializing Covid in their efforts to persuade the public to let down their guard and their efforts to persuade those in authority to relax our bio-security for their own profit.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nonsense like always reporting the total number of cases to date which is completely irrelevant but it sounds more dramatic than the actual number of active cases. If everyone here managed to get infected 80 plus percent of those infected wouldn’t even know they had it as proven by the number of positive asymptomatic cases vs. those with symptoms.

  8. Anonymous says:

    For those who believe that a vaccine is the holy grail, please look up – Pandemrix

  9. Anonymous says:

    will keep asking:
    are the infected in cig qaurantine or home quarantine?
    who’s is monitoring visitors to people in home quarantine?

  10. Anonymous says:

    5 symptomatic..here we go…who knows what will happen now 🙁

  11. Anonymous says:

    Uk got vaccine coming no worries a few dead people don’t mean a Ting to them simply more space for their unemployed who are filling up the ranks yah boy! Alden and Governor big plan 4Kman!

  12. Anonymous says:

    The government is no longer taking COVID-19 seriously. The recent failures to properly screen incoming travelers along with the mismanagement of the iMsafe devices and technology are examples of a clear change in approach. When is the next press conference?

  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s also flu season. Remember the Red Bay student? Zero incidents from that!

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is totally irresponsible that we keep importing more and more cases of Covid when we could probably keep half these cases out if we simply required day of departure testing. If we are don’t stop this stupidity we may end up like Bermuda where they have local transmission and school closures.

  15. Anonymous says:

    It is time for a press conference so that we are able to ask questions..What is Alden and the Governor afraid of?

    Why are we still bringing in people willy-nilly and racking up these covid cases? Why can’t we test people before they depart their origin? By doing this we could possibly eliminate those that are testing negative when they arrive here. It doesn’t seem like anyone is developing positive after being moved to quarantine.

    This is going to end up costing us a fortune. We have no control over the home isolation people and unless someone decides to turn in the perpetrators the Police or Travel Time have no clue that they are breaching quarantine.

    No one is being held accountable or responsible despite the many breaches. Nothing is being told to us as to how they are getting around removing these bracelets. Even if they don’t tell us one would have thought they would come up with a better answer than they are making sure they are on tightly when they receive them at the airport..So ridiculous!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you suggest a popular movement in front of the governor’s residence with posters and whistles?
      It doesn’t look like they will hold a conference because they don’t know what to say.
      Or, they will say cayman is in great shape – no community transmission and the border “is open”. And of course they will say it is a tough moment, where they need to analyze very carefully the next step.
      The same speech in the last 7 months.
      We all deserve a plan, and they just don’t know what to do…

  16. Anonymous says:

    Something is very wrong allowing these flights, Does Government realize they playing with people lives. Its talk all around People going to Miami shopping and coming back, and we know lots of people in isolated are breaking the rules. And BA is still flyinging in to Cayman without testing the people before allowing them on the Plane. MR.GOVERNOR AND Mr PREMIER plEASE WAKE UP and do the right thing before this Virus gets out of hand in these Cayman Islands

    • Anonymous says:

      9:08pm a number of people are going on shopping trips to Florida and happy to say they will be in quarantine. It is time for an investigation into the movement of certain people.

      • Anonymous says:

        Want to explain how that’s actually against the regulations so needs investigation? You do know the rules don’t require you to disclose a reason for travel, just that you are a resident, property holder or global citizen? You may think they should only be for essential travel, but that’s no longer the case. Don’t like that tell the government to change the rules, but of course that wouldn’t play very well with their opening up Cayman policy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you. I agree 100%! People shopping and partying in Miami and then having a free holiday at our expense.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m sick and tired of people saying some are going Miami for shopping. If you know this to be true, name and shame them. Otherwise, it has to be assumed your are not telling the truth.

      • Anonymous says:

        10:21 you can see it all over social media dumbass. Don’t need to feed your curiosity “just for it to be true”.

        • Anonymous says:

          Dumbass? You realise different people see different things on social media right? That’s how it works. Maybe the poster just doesn’t have the same thick friends you do?

    • Nanno says:

      Soon the vaccine will be available to all of us and we can breathe a sigh of relief, and can start requiring those coming in to be vaccinated as well.

      • Anonymous says:

        Do you truly believe this? Boris Johnson says there’s a logistical problem getting the vaccine from Belgium to the U.K. Let me clue you in. The vaccine must be kept at minus 95 degrees. Now you tell me how Cayman is going to transport, store and distribute something that must be kept at MINUS 95 DEGREES!

        • Anonymous says:

          The Pfizer vaccine must be stored at -70°C or -94°F.
          In comparison, your average home freezer should be kept at -18°C or 0°F.
          Storing vaccines at ultra low temperatures is apparently not new, the ebola vaccine used a few years ago also required this. Pfizer designed its own packaging to keep doses super cold with dry ice, so that they can be stored for a few weeks without specialized freezers.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you think a vaccine that was developed so quickly is our saving grace, I sorry for you. It isn’t going to be as available as you seem to think AND there are many people that won’t be guinea pigs for this new rushed vaccine.

        Also, requiring those that are coming in to be vaccinated is wishful thinking. Sadly, many tourists will just choose to go to other places that aren’t requiring the vaccine.

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