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Lee confirms new COVID-19 variant in three Cayman samples

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed detection of the new UK COVID-19 variant in three test samples from the Cayman Islands.

Cayman checks for UK COVID variant

Cayman has sent samples overseas for testing to detect the new UK COVID-19 variant, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed.

Travellers adjust to new pre-testing requirement

Starting Thursday, Cayman will require a negative COVID-19 test from all travellers 72 hours prior to entry, a move that has triggered changes in travel plans for some and concern for others.

Specialised testing for new COVID-19 strain not available in Cayman

While countries have already flagged cases of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus there is no way for Cayman to determine whether recent positive patients have this new strain.

Fast COVID testing now available on Brac

Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac can now conduct its own high-speed COVID-19 tests, and will no longer have to send samples to Grand Cayman for processing.
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Small island nations lead the way in COVID-19 testing

A new COVID-19 report by the Caribbean Development Bank shows that Montserrat and the Cayman Islands have by far the highest number of coronavirus cases on a per capita basis in the Caribbean, largely due to the amount of testing done in the islands.

New COVID-19 testing lab to open next week

Cayman’s second coronavirus test lab at CTMH Doctors Hospital is expected to be operational next week. The lab was made possible through a partnership with an Australian genetics firm that has a presence in the Special Economic Zone.
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Lee: Systems being put in place to expand testing

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has said work in ongoing to begin expanding COVID-19 testing in Cayman.

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