Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Cayman: Six more confirmed positive cases; 28 in total

According to the Cayman Islands’ Chief Medical Officer, five new positive COVID-19 tests have come back today out of a total 15 returned. All of these were closely linked (family members, etc.) to those who were previously found to be positive.

Four of the positives all came from the same household, while10 tested negative. This brings the total positive cases to 28 persons. In all, 265 total tests have been done.

The one inconclusive case that went to CARPHA for confirmation has returned positive. This was a case of community transmission.

In terms of the positives, 15 tests are clinically better while one remains an inpatient at the Health Services Authority.

Dr Lee is awaiting further information on the health status of the other positive cases as “they might still be in the early days.”

At least four cases are associated with community transmission thus far. Dr Lee has indicated that whether cases are associated with travel or community transmission is now a moot point.

Those who test positive are required to stay at home for 14-days and if they do not, the police will get involved.

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