Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Two more COVID-19 positives in Cayman today

There are two new positive COVID-19 tests in the Cayman Islands today. This brings the total amount of positives in Cayman to 207. Four of these were from Cayman Brac.

182 tests were carried out revealing a batch of negative results that were released on Monday, 79 tests were carried out revealing a batch of negative results that were released on Tuesday and today, Chief Medical Officer John Lee announced at the government press briefing that there were 2 positive cases in a batch of 86 tests that had been returned.

Both of the positive cases were travelers and are in isolation at government facilities. Both are asymptomatic.

Ten days ago a PCR screening test revealed a positive result that would have been connected to community transmission; however, two confirmatory tests revealed negative tests on the same sample on the same day. In the interest of safety, that individual and their contacts were isolated.

204 of Cayman's COVID-19 cases have fully recovered.

36,165 tests have been carried out to date.

282 people are in government isolation. 42 are in home isolation. Home isolations have been due to medical reasons and have been backed up by specialist opinions.

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