Tag: Dr John Lee

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

Island-wide vaccine plan begins

| 07/01/2021 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The over 70s, healthcare workers, front-line staff dealing with travellers and those with significant pre-existing conditions are being invited to attend the HSA Flu Clinic on Friday and district health facilities across all three islands from Monday, as the official vaccination plan gets underway. Several healthcare workers have already been vaccinated, along with government […]

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Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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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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Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

| 12/10/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to health services in the Cayman Islands, heading a long list of various gongs and accolades for healthcare workers, public servants and volunteers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside Dr Lee’s top royal award, Angela […]

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230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

230+ tested after primary school COVID-19 case

| 09/10/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS: Government is waiting for results from more than 230 swabs taken from the contacts of a Year 2 student at Red Bay Primary School who tested positive for COVID-19 today before it makes any decisions about the current regulatory regime surrounding the virus. All the child’s close family members have already been tested and […]

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COVID-19 patient in hospital

COVID-19 patient in hospital

| 05/10/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A person in isolation, who became ill with an unrelated condition but tested positive for COVID-19, is in hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed. There were no new positive tests among  278 COVID-19 tests carried out over the weekend but this patient, who remains one of just two active cases, is now […]

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CMO reveals quarantine mix-up

CMO reveals quarantine mix-up

| 11/09/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): After three positive tests this week, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee wrapped up the week’s testing results on Friday with 105 samples, which were all negative for COVID-19. Dr Lee also revealed that a miscommunication had led to one person leaving quarantine briefly this week after their 14 days, despite testing positive for […]

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Two COVID-19 positives emerge from quarantine

Two COVID-19 positives emerge from quarantine

| 09/09/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The four-week streak of negative COVID-19 test results has been broken by two individuals in quarantine, who, although asymptomatic, tested positive at the end of their 14 days in isolation. On Wednesday Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, reported on 86 test results, the rest of which were negative. Dr Lee also revealed […]

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CMO: COVID now burned out in the Cayman Islands

CMO: COVID now burned out in the Cayman Islands

| 25/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee came very close on Tuesday to declaring the eradication of the COVID-19 virus within Cayman’s borders. But he said that while the public had played a key part in seeing the virus “burn itself out”, there was still a threat that it could re-enter, as people are coming […]

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No new COVID-19 cases reported

No new COVID-19 cases reported

| 24/07/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on just 65 completed results for COVID-19 tests on Friday and all of them were negative, retaining Cayman’s new status of zero active cases of the virus. This brings the testing tally to 28,904 overall with 4,747 processed since the beginning of this month. Cayman is one […]

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Cayman has zero active COVID-19 cases

Cayman has zero active COVID-19 cases

| 23/07/2020 | 92 Comments

(CNS): Cayman reached a significant milestone on Thursday when the only active case of COVID-19 was declared as recovered. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that there were no new positive cases in the latest batch of 375 test results, and with the final patient who was still carrying the virus cleared, for the […]

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