Cayman confirms first new COVID cases since 1 July

CTMH Doctors Hospital could begin testing next week.
PCR tests use samples from nasal swabs.

Cayman ended its streak of COVID-free test results on Monday, with two of 552 tests returning positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The individuals who tested positive were identified through the community screening programme, according to a Government Information Services press release.

“One is a returning traveller currently in isolation and the other is presumed to have acquired the condition locally. Both individuals are asymptomatic,” according to GIS.

Prior to Monday’s two positive results, there had been no positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cayman since 1 July. Monday’s reporting includes several days of testing conducted throughout the weekend.

There have been 203 confirmed cases so far in the Cayman Islands. Those cases include 200 recovered cases, two active cases and one death. A total of 26,729 COVID-19 tests have been carried out to date in Cayman.

There are currently no local hospitalisations for COVID-19.

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  1. It is misleading and playing into the fear mongering being promoted by the governments around the world when articles are headlining “new cases”, when in fact virtually all of the cases here are asymptomatic and no one has been critically ill from this virus. Please stop making this headline news when there is hardly anything to be concerned about.

    • Hi Kristen, not sure I agree with your assessment here. The tone and facts included in the story reflect the circumstances in Cayman, both graphically and in the copy. The headline itself speaks to the fact that we haven’t had many new cases lately. ~ Kevin

      • Hey Kevin, I have seen week after week these headlines reporting on new cases. I understand the initial response to this “pandemic” when it was unclear what effects it might have and what death count it might cause. But months later, we have seen no deaths on this island and it is very clear that the death count in the US and other areas have been inflated by falsely reporting someone dying of COVID when in most cases, these people had preexisting conditions or were not infected at all. My point here is to stop making this headline news; let’s move on and stop living in fear.