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FIRST POSITIVE COVID CASES IN OVER A MONTH

Front Pages 19 Aug, 2020 Follow News

FIRST POSITIVE COVID CASES IN OVER A MONTH

Cayman on Wednesday recorded its first two positive COVID-19 cases in over a month.

They two were among a batch of 183 test results reports on Wednesday.

According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, two separate travellers who arrived on different flights have tested positive as part of routine screening on completion of the mandatory isolation period.

They will remain in isolation with their travelling parties until they have completed the necessary additional period of isolation.

This brings to 205 the number of COVID-19 cases which have been recorded in Cayman, of which 202 have recovered.

To date, 33,617 PCR tests to detect the virus have been carried out.

According to Dr Lee, these two positive cases will change the World Health Organization designation of the Cayman Islands from “No cases” to “Sporadic cases”, the latter which is defined as “Countries/ territories/ areas with one or more cases, imported or locally detected”.

The total number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes as required by the Medical Officer of Health, is currently 95.


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