No new COVID-19 cases as encouraging results trend continues

Only 3 positives in the past week

Lab manager Gayon Allen- Gouldbourne processes the sample to isolate the genetic material for testing.
A swab is analysed in the lab.

There were no new positive cases of the coronavirus in the latest batch of test results.

Public Health Officials announced the results from more than 500 new tests, Thursday afternoon.

“The Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reports 533 COVID-19 tests carried out in the last 24 hours [all of] which did not detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease,” according to a Government Information Services press release.

The announcement continues an encouraging trend of results over the past week. Between Friday, 19 June, and Thursday, 25 June, out of 2,883 tests, three were found to be positive.

As of Thursday afternoon, Cayman had a total of 196 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with about a third of the population having been tested for the virus. Of those, 184 have recovered, leaving only 11 active cases, all of which are understood to be asymptompatic.

The first reported case in the Cayman Islands, involving a cruise ship passenger who died from complications associated with the virus while recovering from an operation for a double heart-attack, is the only recorded death from COVID-19 so far.

More than 22,000 people have undergone coronavirus testing, with most being tested as part of the ongoing community screening programme.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Wonderful news. I have been bragging on Cayman to my overseas friends about the brilliant job our government has done here by acting decisively early on.
    Now we need to allow the return of people who own homes here. With appropriate testing and quarantine in their own homes when they arrive.

    We should be encouraging people to move here on long term “no right to work” permits.

    I have been reading about the people moving from apartments in New York to single family homes in Florida. We should have some of that market.
    That would buoy up our economy.