For the sixteenth consecutive day, Cayman has recorded no new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee, in a brief statement issued via the Government Information Service, said Wednesday that of the 213 PCR tests carried out since Tuesday, all had returned negative results.

The last positive results were reported on 13 July, when two people were confirmed to have the virus.

As of Wednesday, there were no active cases in the Cayman Islands. The last active case was confirmed as fully recovered on 23 July.

However, the number of people in isolation is increasing. On Wednesday, according to government figures, 116 people were in isolation – 18 more than the day before.

According to a GIS spokesperson, 98 people had been in isolation, all in government facilities – hotel rooms repurposed for quarantine – on Tuesday. By Wednesday, 93 people were in isolation in government facilities, and 23 were in home isolation.

The spokesperson said there had been an increase in the number of people isolating at home, due to a variety of reasons, including displaying flu-like symptoms.

Those in isolation at hotels are people who have flown into Cayman within the last 14 days.

So far, 29,679 PCR tests for COVID-19 have been done in Cayman.

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