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Living with dysautonomia

Living with dysautonomia

| 23/10/2020 | 3 Comments

A CNS reader writes: Did you know that October is Dysautonomia Month? Dys- what? you would ask. Another disease awareness? Sick and tired of this already. But please keep reading, for you might find it useful even if not today, for it may affect you or your children, teenage girls especially, tomorrow, and you would […]

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HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

| 23/10/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Approval for a local company to begin the first phase of human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands was given only after a strict, proper and thorough screening process, the Health Practitioners Commission has said. Stressing confidence in this trial, the chairperson of the HPC, Dr Joseph Marzouca, said he has […]

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More travellers test positive for COVID-19

More travellers test positive for COVID-19

| 22/10/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): With people being tested on arrival as well as at the end of their 14-day isolation period and the arrival numbers increasing substantially, Cayman is seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 tests among travellers. On Thursday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that another two individuals had tested positive for the virus in […]

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Over 730 travellers in quarantine

Over 730 travellers in quarantine

| 21/10/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that there are now 738 people in isolation, having returned to the Cayman Islands from overseas. The majority are in home-isolation using geofencing wristbands, while some are in government quarantine facilities. Today it was reported that one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain in isolation until they […]

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COVID patient remains on ventilator

COVID patient remains on ventilator

| 20/10/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): One person who was admitted to hospital around two weeks ago suffering from symptoms of coronavirus after testing positive for COVID-19 remains in hospital on a ventilator, officials have now confirmed. The patient is one of three people with symptoms who have tested positive for the virus; the other two have only mild symptoms […]

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COVID cases increase to 22 with positive travellers

COVID cases increase to 22 with positive travellers

| 19/10/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While the Cayman Islands still seems free of COVID-19 in the community, the number of people in quarantine or isolation testing positive at the beginning or end of their 14 days has pushed the current active case level to 22. Over the weekend officials carried out almost 1,000 tests, two of which were positive. […]

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Red Bay families released from isolation

Red Bay families released from isolation

| 19/10/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Students, families and teachers all associated with the suspected case of COVID-19 in a child at Red Bay Primary School have now all been released from isolation after tests were completed at the weekend and no one was positive for the virus. However, two travellers who were also tested this weekend were positive as […]

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Eight travellers COVID-positive

Eight travellers COVID-positive

| 17/10/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, said that eight travellers at both the beginning and end of their stay in quarantine have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The eight cases were among a batch of 345 samples processed between Thursday and Friday, the rest of which were negative. There has been no […]

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Red Bay clearance tests planned for weekend

Red Bay clearance tests planned for weekend

| 16/10/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Health officials will be carrying out follow-up COVID-19 tests this weekend in connection with the Red Bay Primary School students and their families who have been isolating since one student tested positive for the virus. While the issue came to light last Friday, the last contact the Year 2 group and relevant staff had […]

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Travellers can book inward flights before clearance

Travellers can book inward flights before clearance

| 15/10/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the new authority dealing with incoming travellers have released details of the evolving process for those wanting to enter the Cayman Islands during this first phase of the border reopening. It now appears that the list of approved travellers can book flights before receiving clearance from the TravelCayman team, as the number […]

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Viral loads in positive travellers high

Viral loads in positive travellers high

| 15/10/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have raised the alarm about the high viral loads they are now seeing in travellers testing positive on arrival. In Wednesday’s test update, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said there were four positive results from 463 tests carried out over the previous day. All of these individuals were travellers who will remain […]

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