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COVID tests surpass 10,000 with just 3 positives

COVID tests surpass 10,000 with just 3 positives

| 27/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): There were just three new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, as Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed that more than 10,000 people in the Cayman Islands have now been tested for the virus. Two of the latest positive results were samples from the front-line workers screening programme and the third was from a […]

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Pharmacy shuts shop after worker tests positive

Pharmacy shuts shop after worker tests positive

| 27/05/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Health Care Pharmacy in Grand Harbour closed on Wednesday in order to sanitize the store after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The management made the announcement on Facebook confirming that person is asymptomatic and was tested as part of the screening process of front-line workers. Officials confirmed to CNS that the member […]

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CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

| 26/05/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): When GIS released the COVID-19 test results for the latest batch of samples Tuesday, the three positives cases included one Customs and Border Control officer who was part of the test screening of front-line workers. The two other positives were also picked up through screening. None of the individuals have symptoms but they are […]

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Screening picks up more  positive samples

Screening picks up more positive samples

| 25/05/2020 | 112 Comments

(CNS): Five more samples from a batch of 975 tests, taken from people over the previous three days, were positive, as the COVID-19 screening process continues to pick up a small number of asymptomatic cases. At Monday’s press briefing Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that one of the new cases came from a […]

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Two cops test positive for COVID-19

Two cops test positive for COVID-19

| 22/05/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Two Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) officers have tested positive for the coronavirus. These two officers are not the officers depicted in the photo published by CNS earlier (see note at the end of the article). Both officers who tested positive are asymptomatic and are in isolation, the RCIPS revealed Friday evening, 22 […]

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Beat officers handing out reusable masks

Beat officers handing out reusable masks

| 22/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Community police officers have been handing out tens of thousands of cloth face masks on all three Cayman Islands. The masks were procured from Jamaica and the US through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and are being distributed to members of the public and to front-line staff from public safety and customer facing […]

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Cayman in top ten countries for testing

Cayman in top ten countries for testing

| 22/05/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical officer Dr John Lee has revealed that since Sunday, the HSA laboratories have produced 1,935 COVID-19 test results, which has pushed the Cayman Islands into the top 10 countries in the world for testing per population. There were 467 new results on Friday, all of them for front-line workers and eight of […]

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Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

| 22/05/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said that his ministry is currently conducting a survey to find out how many companies are struggling to pay their employees’ health insurance fees. He said they are aware that many companies may have lost all of their business and might now be in a situation where they can no […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

| 21/05/2020 | 216 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Four workers at Kirk Home Centre have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as one at Foster’s Airport location and one person who works for mobile food vendors, Al La Kebab. These were among the ten new cases reported by health authorities on Thursday out of a batch of 383 results over the […]

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1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

| 20/05/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As testing for COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands continues to reach the goal set by health authorities, another 494 tests results have come in over the last 24 hours and are all negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee stressed that there have been no new positive cases in the Cayman Islands that have […]

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