Tag: COVID-19

Isolating traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Isolating traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 18/11/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): One more person in isolation was added to Cayman’s positive tally of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, when Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams revealed the results of 397 tests carried out over the last day. There are currently 13 active cases of the virus in travellers, with just one person said to be […]

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Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

| 17/11/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): There were no new positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, when the results of just 86 tests carried out over the last day were released by Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez. There are currently 14 active cases of coronavirus in people in isolation or government quarantine, with just one individual having mild symptoms.

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Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

| 16/11/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As the cruise industry attempts to re-launch itself, regardless of concerns that the ships played a key role in bringing COVID-19 to this region, the Cayman Islands tourism minister said he has not spoken to the cruise lines about their potential return here. Last week the first ever cruise ship to come back to […]

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Hospitalised woman succumbs to COVID-19

Hospitalised woman succumbs to COVID-19

| 16/11/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A patient who has been on a ventilator at the George Town hospital for over six weeks as a result of COVID-19 complications has died. The woman was suffering from a pre-existing, serious health condition when she returned to the Cayman Islands from Jamaica for treatment and tested positive for the virus while in […]

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Over 1,000 people in COVID quarantine

Over 1,000 people in COVID quarantine

| 13/11/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): There are now 1,011 people in some form of COVID-19 quarantine, either at a government facility or isolating at home, because they returned to Cayman within the last two weeks. This is the highest number to date due to an increase in the return of property owners and others with Cayman connections as well […]

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Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 13/11/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s positive tally increased again Thursday, when another traveller, currently in isolation, tested positive for COVID-19, while another 201 test samples were negative. The total of positive cases in the Cayman Islands is now 254, with 16 active cases. Of those 15 are asymptomatic but one patient with the virus remains in hospital in […]

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Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

| 12/11/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell has said the Cayman Islands can expect to get doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the UK in December, and that while everyone here will be encouraged to get the shot, it will not be mandated. The success so far of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine trials have raised hopes that, once […]

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Almost 900 people now in COVID isolation

Almost 900 people now in COVID isolation

| 11/11/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The number of people isolating as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 reached a new high Wednesday, when public health officials confirmed that 898 travellers are currently in either a government quarantine facility or isolating at home. Meanwhile, 184 coronavirus tests carried out over the last day were negative, according to Chief Medical […]

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COVID-19 cases in travellers on the increase

COVID-19 cases in travellers on the increase

| 10/11/2020 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Another three travellers who remain in isolation have tested positive for COVID-19, as the number of people with the virus coming into the Cayman Islands increases. Over the last week alone there have been eleven positive cases of coronavirus in people in quarantine. This latest group of positives was in a batch of 263 […]

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Five travellers test positive for COVID-19

Five travellers test positive for COVID-19

| 07/11/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): As the number of people in isolation increased to 721 on Friday, with the arrival of the British Airways flight, the number of travellers testing positive also grew, with five new cases of COVID-19. Public health officials are not stating where the travellers arrived from or whether the individuals tested positive at the beginning […]

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Active COVID-19 cases in isolation increase

Active COVID-19 cases in isolation increase

| 05/11/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Another positive case of COVID-19 found in a traveller during routine screening Thursday has increased active cases to 11. There was just one positive test, however, in the batch of 275 samples over the last day, increasing the country’s ongoing tally of the virus cases to 245. The latest positive individual is asymptomatic and […]

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