Tag: Dr John Lee

Hospital admission increase worries CMO

Hospital admission increase worries CMO

| 23/11/2021 | 236 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED: There are now 29 people admitted to either the Cayman Islands Hospital or Health City, six more than yesterday, as the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 grows. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said he was worried by the increase in elderly people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, the disease caused […]

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Cayman ready to open despite high COVID cases

Cayman ready to open despite high COVID cases

| 18/11/2021 | 125 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton said at Thursday’s press briefing that he remains concerned about the “unprecedented levels of community transmission of COVID-19” and urged people to follow the rules to reduce the spread of the virus. As at 8am Thursday, from 1,357 PCR tests, another 206 people had tested positive for SARS-CoV2, just one of […]

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3,340 people currently infected with COVID-19

3,340 people currently infected with COVID-19

| 17/11/2021 | 210 Comments

(CNS): The number of active COVID-19 cases soared again over the weekend with another 714 people positive for SARS-CoV-2 from a batch of over 4,000 tests, 40 of whom were travellers testing positive at the end of their isolation period. As of 8am Tuesday morning, there were 3,340 active cases of the virus and 3,956 […]

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Another COVID patient dies at HCCI

Another COVID patient dies at HCCI

| 16/11/2021 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed that another patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The person was admitted to Health City Cayman Islands in East End as a result of other medical conditions and passed away early Monday morning, the CMO said during an appearance on Radio Cayman Tuesday.

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CMO deflects from high COVID cases to low admissions

CMO deflects from high COVID cases to low admissions

| 11/11/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee sought to deflect attention from the very high number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded Wednesday toward the low hospital admissions, as he presented the updated figures in a video on Thursday. The CMO said that just 27% of the beds that could be set aside for COVID patients […]

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85% of COVID hospital patients unvaccinated

85% of COVID hospital patients unvaccinated

| 09/11/2021 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that five people currently in the hospital suffering from COVID-19 are being assisted with oxygen but none of them are on a ventilator or other breathing assistance. Among the 14 admissions at present, it is understood that 12 of them, or 85%, are unvaccinated against SARS‐CoV‐2. Despite requests […]

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Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

| 22/10/2021 | 553 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government will be allowing vaccinated travellers and visitors into the country without having to quarantine from Saturday, 20 November. The announcement was made by Premier Wayne Panton on Friday afternoon at a press conference, but it appears that the details of how this next phase of the border reopening plan will […]

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Home test pilot begins with negative households

Home test pilot begins with negative households

| 14/10/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Families currently in isolation in connection with outbreaks at the schools where no member of the household is positive for COVID-19 will be invited to take part in a pilot programme at the weekend. This will release those who are still negative from quarantine early based on daily home testing. Premier Wayne Panton explained […]

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Dr Lee ‘stars’ in rapid home test demo

Dr Lee ‘stars’ in rapid home test demo

| 14/10/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has released a video demonstrating how to use the rapid home test kits for COVID-19, which are expected to become available to the public next week. Government is currently working on regulations surrounding the use of the lateral flow tests, which will reduce the number of people forced […]

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90% of people aged 12 and over now vaccinated

90% of people aged 12 and over now vaccinated

| 11/10/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Over 90% of Cayman’s eligible population has now had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Monday. According to the latest statistics, although the daily number of people taking up the shots has levelled off, over the weekend 62 people got their first dose while another […]

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10 more kids get COVID but babies leave hospital

10 more kids get COVID but babies leave hospital

| 11/10/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Both of the infants who were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 last week have been discharged and are doing well, but another ten children and four adults tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend as well as nine travellers who were due to leave isolation, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has said. […]

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