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Over 730 travellers in quarantine

Over 730 travellers in quarantine

| 21/10/2020 | 2 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 | 27 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 | 45 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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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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No breach of isolation, officials confirm

No breach of isolation, officials confirm

| 13/10/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Members of households in home-isolation appear to be obeying with the COVID-19 related quarantine rules, and a reported rumour of one of them leaving the geofenced boundary was investigated Tuesday and found not to be true. As he reported on the daily test results, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee also confirmed there was […]

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No more COVID-19 positives recorded

No more COVID-19 positives recorded

| 12/10/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department processed 131 tests since the last report on Sunday and none of them were positive. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on Tuesday that a total of 1,097 samples taken over the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) had been tested and only one was positive, as officials dealt with a […]

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Test demand surges as fears over virus re-emerge

Test demand surges as fears over virus re-emerge

| 12/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): More than 600 negative COVID-19 samples were reported Sunday after a surge of people took tests following a suspected case of community transmission. Though it appears the coronavirus has not at this time re-emerged, despite the increased fear, government officials are urging people not to be complacent. There is no sign of the global […]

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No sign of outbreak re school COVID-19 case

No sign of outbreak re school COVID-19 case

| 10/10/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Over 200 samples taken from Red Bay Primary School students, teachers, staff and connected families have all come back negative for COVID-19. “This case is not a clinical threat to the community,” Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Saturday about the positive sample from a child at the school on Friday. But as […]

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