Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Cayman: 620 COVID-NEGATIVE tests returned

Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports that 620 swabs have been tested overnight for SARS-CoV-2 since yesterday’s press conference at 1pm on Saturday October 11.  None of these returned a positive result.  

The majority of these results were in people who had come forward for testing as a result of concerns relating to the positive case of COVID-19 reported in a child attending Red Bay Primary School, and 116 of these were in children aged between one and 18 years old. 

Most people used the emergency drive through facility at the Cayman Islands Hospital of the Health Services Authority.  The CMO thanks HSA staff for providing this urgent service and the public for their cooperation through the process.

9 of Cayman’s 221 confirmed COVID-19 cases remain active and are not yet considered recovered from the virus. 7 of these are asymptomatic and 2 are symptomatic with one of the two symptomatic cases in the hospital, requiring ventilator support. The Public Health Department continues to monitor their condition and provide support as needed.

The drive through COVID-19 testing facility will be open at the Cayman Islands Hospital again tomorrow between 7am to 9.30am.  Persons should wear a mask and make sure that photo identification is taken for everyone who would like to be tested (including children).

There are 411 in quarantine both at home and in government facilities.

More than 41,000 people have been tested to date.

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