Cayman: Two incoming travellers test positive for COVID-19
Daphne Ewing Chow
Created : 19 August 2020
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 183 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 18 August. Two were positive.
Two separate travellers arriving in Cayman on different flights have tested positive as part of routine screening on completion of the mandatory isolation period. They will remain in isolation with their travelling parties until they have completed the necessary additional period of isolation.
These two positive cases will change the World Health Organization designation of the Cayman Islands from “No cases” to “Sporadic cases”, the latter which is defined as “Countries/ territories/ areas with one or more cases, imported or locally detected”.
This brings the number of positives in the Cayman Islands to 205 cases, 2 of which are active. A total of 33,617 tests have been carried out to date.
The total number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes as required by the Medical Officer of Health, is currently 95.
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