Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Two more COVID-19 positives recorded in Cayman

There are two new positive COVID-19 cases in the Cayman Islands today.

This brings the total amount of positives in Cayman to 207. Four of these were from Cayman Brac.

One hundred and eighty-two (182) tests were carried out revealing a batch of negative results that were released on Monday, 79 tests were carried out revealing a batch of negative results that were released on Tuesday and today, Chief Medical Officer John Lee announced at the government press briefing that there were two positive cases in a batch of 86 tests that had been returned.

Both of the positive cases were travelers and are in isolation at government facilities. Both are asymptomatic.

Ten days ago a PCR screening test revealed a positive result that would have been connected to community transmission; however, two confirmatory tests revealed negative tests on the same sample on the same day. In the interest of safety, that individual and their contacts were isolated.

Cayman has recorded 204 recoveries.

To date, 36,165 tests have been carried out.

In government isolation are 282 people, while 42 are in home isolation. Home isolations have been due to medical reasons and have been backed up by specialist opinions.

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