Sunday 9 August, 2020

Cayman: 8 new positive COVID-19 tests; 129 total

There are 8 more positive COVID-19 results in the Cayman Islands today, out of a total 467 tests that were run, with the total positives coming to 129 (with a total of 3 from Cayman Brac). One was the contact of a known case and the other 7 were community-acquired.

These positives were all found through the screening programme. These were all front line workers. None were from the construction industry. Samples have already been taken from around 1600 construction workers of which 1/3 have been completed.

All of the contact tracing from the three positives in Cayman Brac have come up clear.

The status of positive cases is as follows:

12 have some symptoms.

55 are asymptomatic.

0 individuals are in the hospital

61 have recovered fully.

1 death.

Since last Saturday 1135 tests have been run over the past week by the HSA. 8426 tests total have been run to date. This makes Cayman among the top ten testers in the world.

"There are no spikes or clusters having been discovered... and there are no sick people in the hospital... we are actually hunting down the virus now," said the premier.

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