Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Cayman: 10 more community-acquired COVID cases; 121 total

There are 10 positive COVID-19 results in the Cayman Islands today, out of a total 383 tests that were run. All of these were community-acquired. All additional 28 tests taken at HMP Northward yesterday were negative.

The total positives are now at 121. Isolation and contact tracing have already begun. All positive and inconclusive results will be sent for cross-checking to the reference laboratory, CARPHA, along with 10% of negative cases.

These positives were all found through the screening programme. The Cayman Islands has had no new positive COVID-19 cases requiring clinical management since April 27. All the positive cases reported since then have been as a product of the screening programme.

In total, 7,959 people have been tested.

A huge bulk of the healthcare workers, RCIPS, fire, the prison and frontline workers have been tested.

The status of positive cases is as follows:

12 have some symptoms.

53 are asymptomatic.

0 individuals are in the hospital but are no longer being treated for COVID-19 but for other conditions.

55 have recovered fully.

1 death.

As of 21 May, 65 of Cayman’s 121 confirmed COVID cases remain active and are not yet considered recovered from the virus.

The Public Health Department continues to monitor their condition and provide support as needed.

An individual is considered recovered once they have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus in two tests done at least 24 hours apart 14 days after their positive test, or after their symptoms have gone away, whichever is longer.

The HSA's polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory is going through a scheduled maintenance day and so will only be reporting clinically urgent specimens.

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