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The premier said Cayman can reopen its borders once 70-80% of the entire population had been vaccinated.

70% of Cayman’s over-16s vaccinated

In its daily update, issued this afternoon (4 May), the Ministry of Health said that 70% of Cayman's population aged over 16 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

COVID vaccine approval for over-12s expected this week

The US Food and Drug Administration is this week expected to approve the distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15.

Leader of the Opposition adds his voice to vaccination push

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart is encouraging everyone across Cayman who has not yet been vaccinated to do so "as soon as possible". In...

183 vaccines delivered in last 24 hours

Just 183 vaccines have been administered in the past 24 hours, according to the daily COVID-19 update issued by the Ministry of Health.

Lee: ‘Business as usual’ for COVID vaccination programme

Cayman's COVID-19 response and national vaccination programme have not been affected by the ongoing wrangling by local elected Members of Parliament locked in negotiations to form a coalition government.
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Dr. John Lee: Bermuda’s spike in COVID cases ‘really worrying’

According to Bermuda's Ministry of Health, the territory recorded 108 positive COVID-19 cases on Monday.
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41% of Cayman’s total population receive first vaccine dose

According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee's daily COVID-19 update, 41% – or 26,321 – of the jurisdiction's total population have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 

Lee: COVID-19 vaccines to arrive next week

Cayman's first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive on the British Airways flight scheduled for Tuesday, 5 Jan., Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed.

Queen awards Dr. John Lee an OBE

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding contribution to health services in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper announced Friday.

Woman with COVID-19 briefly released from quarantine, re-isolated

One of Cayman’s two latest COVID-19 cases was released from quarantine and later had to be recalled into isolation, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

Students return to school as masks, social distancing dropped

Parents and teachers have welcomed the announcement that masks and social-distancing requirements are no longer necessary in local schools.

More restrictions may be lifted as Cayman remains COVID-free for a month

Cayman could see a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions as early as next week after a month of no new coronavirus cases.

30 days without positives; Cayman’s COVID level moves from ‘sporadic’ to ‘no cases’

Cayman has officially marked 30 days of no COVID-19 cases and with it came a change in the Pan-American Health Organization's transmission level for the country from 'sporadic' to 'no cases'.

No new cases in latest batch of COVID tests

Cayman has started another week with no active COVID-19 cases as the latest batch of tests have return negative results.

Cayman’s active COVID-19 cases down to zero

All of Cayman's COVID-19 cases now have fully recovered and the latest batch of tests have returned only negative results.

No new COVID cases in latest results

There were no new positive COVID-19 cases among the latest round of tests, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported today.

108 days: Inside Cayman’s COVID-19 response

The National Emergency Operation Centre has been the central organ coordinating Cayman’s COVID-19 response for 108 days and has since been deactivated. The Cayman Compass takes a look inside the operations of the entity behind the response.

One new COVID-19 case reported

The latest coronavirus test results show that Cayman has one new case of COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said in a statement Wednesday.

No new COVID cases reported

The latest test results for COVID-19 show no new cases among 461 tests carried out since Friday afternoon.

Schools to reopen in September

Cayman’s schools are set to reopen in September, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed Wednesday.

No new cases of COVID-19 for second straight day

For a second consecutive day Cayman has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.

Three pregnant women among those who beat COVID-19

Three pregnant women were among Cayman’s positive COVID-19 cases, according to statistical data released by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

Four new COVID-19 cases reported

Cayman’s COVID-19 cases have increased by four, according to the latest test results released by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee on Wednesday.

No new positive cases in latest COVID test samples

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Cayman Islands on Thursday.

3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has reported that three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Cayman.
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4 Kirk Home Centre workers positive for COVID-19

Four workers at Kirk Home Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. All are asymptomatic.

10 new positive COVID-19 results reported

Ten more people in Cayman have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 121, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

Frontline workers urged to take COVID tests

Some frontline workers are resisting taking screening tests for COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said this week.
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Lee: No risk from positive COVID-19 HSA health worker

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has assured that there is no risk to the patients or staff at the Health Services Authority after a healthcare worker there tested positive for COVID-19.

Education minister: Schools closed until further notice

Cayman’s private and public schools will not reopen any time soon, according to Education Minister Juliana O'Connor-Connolly.

4 students among 6 new virus cases

The Cayman Islands has six new cases of the coronavirus, including four students who had been quarantined at a local hotel, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced today at the daily COVID-19 briefing.
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Cayman embraces homemade face masks

A mask-making movement has started in Cayman, adopting a global trend aimed at reducing the spread of infectious disease.
Health officials have changed how they will be reporting COVID-19 cases in Cayman. It comes after confirmatory tests from the Caribbean Public Health Agency determined that a sample which had been found to be negative during testing at the Health Services Authority laboratory was, in fact, positive.

‘False negative’ prompts local testing change

Health officials have changed how they will be reporting COVID-19 cases in Cayman.
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Isolated student taken to hospital

A student staying in one of the isolation facilities provided by Government has been placed in isolation after being taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for assessment Friday evening, Government Information Services confirmed.
Health officials have changed how they will be reporting COVID-19 cases in Cayman. It comes after confirmatory tests from the Caribbean Public Health Agency determined that a sample which had been found to be negative during testing at the Health Services Authority laboratory was, in fact, positive.

Pharmacists warned against prescribing anti-malarial drugs

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has issued a strong warning to local pharmacists to “act responsibly” when it comes to prescriptions relating to the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
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More reagents for COVID-19 tests headed to Cayman

A fresh batch of reagents has been dispatched to Cayman to supplement the current supply at the Health Services Authority for local COVID-19 testing, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed on Friday.
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$1.1 million for coronavirus fight

The Cayman Islands government has allocated $1.1 million to prepare for the COVID-19 threat.
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Lee: Masks offer false sense of security

Even though surgical face masks are being snapped up locally, Cayman’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said they only offer limited protection against viruses.

$1M sought for coronavirus fight

Health officials will be requesting Cabinet approval for just over $1 million as part of local coronavirus response preparations.

No local coronavirus cases reported

Health officials confirm there are no cases of coronavirus in the Cayman Islands.

Vaping and e-cigarette regulations in the works

Work has started on creating regulations for vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in the Cayman Islands.

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