Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Cayman: 1097 COVID-tests done since Friday; all negative today

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 131 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Sunday, October 11. All were negative.

This brings the total number of swabs taken and results reported over Friday, Saturday and Sunday to 1,097, all of which have been negative except for one asymptomatic traveller. Many of these represent tests done as part of the emergency response at Red bay Primary School or as a result of public concern and was facilitated by the emergency drive through facility at the HSA’s Cayman Islands Hospital.

There are currently 9 active COVID-cases, 2 of which are symptomatic.

Individuals in home quarantine or mandatory isolation are reminded that no one is allowed on their property or in their yard except to promptly deliver essential items, and only while everyone in the household remains inside. All maintenance and repairs should be postponed until the end of the quarantine or isolation period and the household has returned negative results for COVID-19. If maintenance or repairs are deemed absolutely essential, everyone isolating in the household should move to a government isolation facility beforehand. Failure to comply may result in a criminal prosecution to any party involved. 

The total number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes as required by the Medical Officer of Health, will be provided shortly.

41,917 tests have been conducted to date.

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