Friday 23 October, 2020

Cayman records six more positive cases; 60 COVID-19 cases in total

There are now six newly diagnosed COVID-positive patients in the Cayman Islands.

This is according to Cayman’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, who shared that this brings the national tally to 60. Four of these new cases are connected to those with a travel history and two are cases of community transmission.

These results were the result of 56 more tests conducted. The other 50 tests were negative. The total number of tests conducted to date is 636 with 576 negatives.

Six positive COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized. Nineteen COVID-19 cases continue to be symptomatic. Six patients are recovered (negative results after two follow-up tests). There are five clinically recovered patients (and this number is expected to improve by tomorrow). There is one person on a ventilator at the HSA but this patient has improved.

The requirement to isolate people at a George Town apartment complex in which a tenant who was positive for COVID-19 did not obey quarantine protocols, has been removed. All tenants were found to be negative.

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