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Two Cases Test Positive for COVID-19

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The Public Health Department have confirmed the results from the latest round of coronavirus testing.

Of the 40 individuals awaiting test results, 2 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, while 38 results came back negative.

All individuals tested were isolated since displaying symptoms last week.

“Patients are doing well and will remain in isolation with regular support of Public Health until fully recovered,” said Medical Health Officer, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.

“These results can be understood to mean that the Cayman Islands are still in the containment phase of the worldwide pandemic. This means you should continue to practice social distancing of 3 – 6 feet and hand-washing measures,” noted Dr John Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the Ministry of Health.

These tests are the first batches to be completed on-island since the necessary testing equipment arrived on Friday, 13 March 2020.

The Cayman Islands Government, Ministry of Health and Public Health Department will continue to provide accurate information to the public in a timely manner. The public is therefore urged to disregard and avoid sharing all unconfirmed, misleading and/or false information regarding COVID-19. Please visit www.gov.ky/coronavirus and www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus for updates.