FOUR QUARANTINED STUDENTS TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE
Another six positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the Cayman Islands.
Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that four of the six new cases are students who have been in self-quarantine at Government expense in a local hotel.
This brings the number of cases to 45, the largest number in the Caribbean Overseas Territories.
Bermuda has the next highest on 39 with two deaths now recorded there attributed to COVID-19.
The students who have tested positive will remain in isolation pending further tests.
Around 75 students have been tested with only four showing positive results.
Commenting on the development, Hon. Premier Alden McClaughlin said this underscores the Government’s decision to isolate and test the students who returned to the territory last month.
How the four positive results were acquired is still investigated.
The Premier also said that the pattern of the positive results indicates that “there’s no real evidence of significant community transmission of the virus in Cayman.”
He said it appears that most of the positive results are coming from clusters within certain areas or households.
Mr McClaughlin urged residents to remain vigilant, adhere to the preventive protocols put in place, and “if you have access to a mask, wear it.”