Tag: Dr John Lee

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

| 21/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has begun a COVID-19 “soft start” booster shot vaccination programme by inviting the most vulnerable members of the community who are severely at risk and completed the double-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago to get this third jab. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said […]

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Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

| 21/09/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): An unvaccinated employee at the Doctors Hospital was one of three people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest results from Public Health. All three were community transmissions. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Tuesday that this person was a secondary contact of one of the people involved in the first community […]

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Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

| 21/09/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, who became the face of the government’s COVID-19 navigation strategy, will be leaving by the end of the year, a few months ahead of the end of his contract, officials have confirmed. Dr Lee became a national hero to some during the lockdown as a result of his […]

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One more GTPS student COVID positive

One more GTPS student COVID positive

| 18/09/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported just two positive cases of COVID-19 from another 1,246 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day. One was a student and one of the last people to be tested from the outbreak at George Town Primary School; the other was a traveller. There […]

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Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

| 17/09/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): A total of 7,029 tests have been carried out over the last ten days but just 24 were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed at Friday’s COVID-19 briefing. He said this shows that the community outbreak is being held back, given the wide cross-section of people that have been tested. There were […]

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COVID prison case connected to GTPS outbreak

COVID prison case connected to GTPS outbreak

| 17/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Allaying fears that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is now spreading in the community, on Friday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that from a batch of 1,394 PCR tests carried out yesterday, there were just two additional positive cases, which were both among travellers exiting quarantine. He also said that the […]

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Seven more GTPS kids positive for COVID

Seven more GTPS kids positive for COVID

| 15/09/2021 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Contact tracing and testing continued Wednesday in relation to a case of community transmission of COVID-19 at the George Town Primary School, where another seven students tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to eight. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that all the children were asymptomatic except for the first child diagnosed, […]

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Traveller isolation staying till year-end

Traveller isolation staying till year-end

| 14/09/2021 | 366 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government will not be lifting quarantine measures until toward the end of the year and in the short term will be extending the isolation period for vaccinated travellers from five to seven days. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed that three more adults and two more children had tested positive […]

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More breaches as COVID isolation cases grow

More breaches as COVID isolation cases grow

| 13/09/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The risk of more community transmission in Grand Cayman increased over the weekend as seven more breaches of isolation rules were reported, as well as another jump in positive cases of the virus among travellers that were due to be released from quarantine. While the Public Health team continues to investigate the contacts of […]

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Two COVID community cases now confirmed

Two COVID community cases now confirmed

| 09/09/2021 | 137 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials are tracing and testing dozens of people after two positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed today by the Health Services Authority. Twenty-four other people connected to the two patients have been tested already, including two Clifton Hunter students, none of whom were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said at […]

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Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

Delta variant in Cayman, Dr Lee confirms

| 22/07/2021 | 277 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now received confirmation that two travellers who arrived here from Miami over the last week were infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said local lab technicians who run the genomic sequencing of selected test results confirmed last night that these two samples, which […]

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