Coronavirus cases in Cayman cross 200-mark; where are we today?
Cayman's Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reported yesterday that there is one new positive case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease in the Cayman Islands; the positive individual was identified through the screening programme and is asymptomatic. This brings Cayman to a new milestone in the pandemic: 200 positive cases.
470 tests had been run in the Cayman Islands between Monday and Tuesday this week with 23,750 tests run to date. 36 per cent of the population has been tested as part of the mass screening programme implemented by government.
The positive test rate currently stands at 0.842 per cent.
191 of the cases are considered to be fully recovered and there are 8 asymptomatic cases in the Cayman Islands. One person died at the beginning of the pandemic after suffering from a cardiac condition on a cruise and being transported from the cruise to Health City Cayman Islands.
No locally residing persons have died.
The age range of the individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 ranges from 9-years-old to 85-years-old.
48 per cent of the positive cases have been women and 52 per cent have been men.
The Cayman Islands is now running antibody tests to see, not only what the previous infection rate has been but also to get more information on the strain of COVID-19 in these islands as well as whether prior infection creates some degree of immunity in individuals.
Cayman is now on suppression level 2, which means that there are no restrictions on domestic movement with public gathering, social distancing, and other protective regulations in effect. The Chief Medical Officer does not believe that this ease in restrictions will cause an uptick in the virus.