Tag: Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez

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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COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

| 20/04/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Four out of the five latest positive results for COVID-19 were samples from people with no travel history or contacts to other positive cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Monday, as he revealed the results of 76 tests taken over a three-day period. But as government leaders focus on ramping up testing […]

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Self-assessment tool pulls in large number

Self-assessment tool pulls in large number

| 01/04/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The government’s new online tool that helps people assess if they might be infected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been used by hundreds users since it went live Monday. The tool provides a quick first step for the community before they call the HSA’s flu hotline. It is also another way for government […]

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No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

| 28/03/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has received a new batch of reagents, bringing local stocks of COVID-19 test kits to around 540, but this is not enough to increase the level of testing, according to local health officials. The question of how widespread the virus is in this community therefore remains unanswered, though at this stage there are […]

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Latest tests negative, few people sick

Latest tests negative, few people sick

| 27/03/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Fifteen more samples tested for COVID-19 were negative and according to public health officials there has been a drop in the number of people reporting sick with anything that resembles coronavirus symptoms, meaning that so far there is little evidence of community transmission here. There is one case pending verification, which is unrelated to […]

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2 HCCI staff positive for COVID, 38 tests negative

2 HCCI staff positive for COVID, 38 tests negative

| 19/03/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Two staff members at Health City Cayman Islands have tested positive for COVID-19 but another nine staff samples were negative. Meanwhile, 29 samples from members of the wider community were also negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Thursday. While there is no evidence that COVID-19 has taken hold in the wider community […]

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Testing for COVID-19 limited to sick people

Testing for COVID-19 limited to sick people

| 16/03/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman began local testing on Monday for the novel coronavirus, officials stated that only those people who are sick and already showing symptoms of COVID-19 with a relevant travel history will be tested. With only five test results in for this virus at so far — four negatives and the fatal case at […]

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HSA bans most visitors, expands flu clinic

HSA bans most visitors, expands flu clinic

| 15/03/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The George Town hospital saw 300 cases of respiratory tract infections over a two week period last month, the Health Services Authority has said. The flu clinic at the hospital has therefore been expanded due to high numbers of people going there with flu-like symptoms, although it’s not clear if the HSA is testing […]

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Five people in Cayman tested for COVID-19

Five people in Cayman tested for COVID-19

| 09/03/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that samples from five patients have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to be tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. All of the individuals who have became unwell have travelled recently to countries where outbreaks have occurred. Four of them remain isolated at home and the […]

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Team returning from DR ‘very low risk’

Team returning from DR ‘very low risk’

| 03/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A local sports group travelling back to the Cayman Islands from the Dominican Republic has a very low risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Public Health Department determined after consulting with the team about its itinerary during their visit to the country. There has been just one confirmed case of COVID-19 […]

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HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

| 03/02/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is preparing a separate flu clinic at the hospital to help it manage and treat any influx of people infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or other respiratory illnesses, as the latest flu-like virus spreads around the world. At a press conference on Monday, officials said Cayman has no confirmed […]

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