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MORE ENCOURAGING COVID TEST RESULTS

Local News 09 Sep, 2020 Follow News

MORE ENCOURAGING COVID TEST RESULTS

Another batch of negative CIVID-19 tests were reported on Tuesday.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, said all 182 tests came back negative.

The total confirmed cases recorded in Cayman since the first incidence of the disease here since the outbreak around six months ago remains at 205 of which all but one - the sole fatality - have recovered.

To date, 36, 291 COVID-19 tests have been carried out by the local health service.

The number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes as required by the Medical Officer of Health, is currently 395.

The government is preparing to roll-out a new screening system using ‘bio-button’ monitoring technology for persons entering the territory and going into isolation.

The new system which includes location tracking or ‘geo-fencing’, will be tested on September 17th with passengers on an incoming British Airways flight as a precursor to the phased reopening of the borders on October 1st.

It includes passengers taking a test at their overseas location 72 hours before departure for Cayman.

An update on the preparations is expected from the government this week.


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