Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported four new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday evening, stating that all four are travellers who are currently in isolation.

“Of these and other travellers, high viral counts are now being seen, which have not been evident on island for many months,” Lee said in a statement.

The latest results come from a batch of 463 COVID-19 tests carried out since Tuesday.

Lee said the travellers tested positive “as part of routine screening”, adding that they will remain in isolation until they test negative.

He said one of the four had mild symptoms of a respiratory infection.

He added that another traveller in isolation, who had previously tested positive for COVID-19, has now also developed mild symptoms.

A patient who had been admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital remained on a ventilator Wednesday evening.

With the four new cases, this brings to 13 the number of active coronavirus patients in the Cayman Islands. A Year 2 student of Red Bay Primary School, who tested positive on Friday, is among those active cases.

The student’s family, classmates, and parents of the classmates are all currently in isolation and will remain so until 17 Oct. when they will be tested. If they show negative results, they will be released from isolation.

As of Wednesday, 212 people had recovered from the virus, and 42,800 tests had been carried out in Cayman.

Worldwide, the number of people who have contracted the virus stands at more than 38.5 million.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Questions for Dr. Lee –

    How long do you hide from a virus before it’s “safe” to resume normal life?

    Covid19 will now be added to the always increasing list of viruses that affect humans. It is far from being the most dangerous but you’d never know that from all the hysterical media coverage.

    Please tell the public how “safe” they are since immune systems have been suppressed over the past 7 months with isolation and over sanitizing.

    How did the Red Bay student get the virus? Isn’t it true a virus has to burn-out to be eradicated? How can Covid burn-out in Cayman when it was never lit?

    Stay safe. Zero exposure- Keep the borders shut forever and test, test, test!

    Truth be told, there is no end to this man-made madness.