Tag: Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez

People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

| 23/10/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The HSA’s director of Primary Health Care, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, said Friday that this year’s flu vaccine has arrived and urged people to take the free shot because this year there is the possibility of the Cayman Islands having to deal with double threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu at the same […]

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Local COVID-19 patients record no lingering effect

Local COVID-19 patients record no lingering effect

| 21/08/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): With reports from around the world of serious post-COVID medical problems in patients who weren’t necessarily very ill with the virus, officials here have also been monitoring local patients. But so far there has been no record of anyone having significant health concerns since being infected. On Friday another 230 COVID-19 test results were […]

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Over 400 more negative COVID-19 tests

Over 400 more negative COVID-19 tests

| 10/07/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Cayman passed its ninth day on Friday since last recording a positive case of COVID-19. Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, the medical officer of health, reported that 437 tests carried out over the previous 24 hours were all negative. Cayman has now processed 26,117 tests to date with a positive tally since March of 201. There […]

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Negative COVID-19 test trend continues

Negative COVID-19 test trend continues

| 09/07/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): COVID-19 test results from the latest batch of 210 samples were all negative, Medical Officer for Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported Thursday. It has now been seven days since the test screening programme turned up any positive results. During that time public health personnel have carried out 1,671 PCR tests, which have all been […]

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Active COVID-19 cases down to three

Active COVID-19 cases down to three

| 08/07/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has now gone a full week with no new positive COVID-19 cases being reported. Medical Officer for Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said Wednesday that 310 tests had been carried out since yesterday’s report and there were no new positive samples. Active cases have also now fallen to just three asymptomatic people, as the […]

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Six days pass with no new COVID-19 cases

Six days pass with no new COVID-19 cases

| 07/07/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported that there were no positive cases of COVID-19 out of the 583 samples processed by health officials since Friday. It has now been six days since a positive sample for the coronavirus was reported, in which time 1,151 negative tests have been completed. Cayman currently has […]

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252 negative COVID-19 tests, active cases fall to 6

252 negative COVID-19 tests, active cases fall to 6

| 02/07/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Test results this week continued on a welcome trend on Thursday when Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee had no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. And with most of the individuals testing positive recovering, there are now just six active cases here in people who are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, with the lack of […]

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COVID positive tests trend continues

COVID positive tests trend continues

| 10/06/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): An additional four samples taken during the national screening programme were positive for COVID-19, in the latest results revealed Wednesday, which is in keeping with the trend of the daily positives over the last few weeks. The total coronavirus cases here is now 180. Once again, all four individuals who acquired the virus through […]

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COVID-19 test results close to daily goal

COVID-19 test results close to daily goal

| 12/05/2020 | 97 Comments

(CNS): A COVID-19 testing target of 400-450 results daily, which was outlined by Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel William-Rodriguez at Monday’s press briefing, fell short on Tuesday, when results for 397 tests were reported. But the good news was that there was only one positive sample among them, which was connected to a previous […]

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One more front-liner COVID positive

One more front-liner COVID positive

| 08/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): From a batch of 297 tests, mostly screening samples, one more front-line worker has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez revealed Friday. He said the person had no symptoms but had been isolated and the contact tracing had begun. With another 296 negative samples, continuing the optimistic […]

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HSA worker positive for COVID-19

HSA worker positive for COVID-19

| 28/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Three more positive samples of COVID-19 were reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Tuesday from a batch of 187 results, which included a healthcare worker from the Cayman Islands Hospital and one local transmission. However, the CMO did not say if they were one and the same. He said one of […]

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