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Global Statistics

All countries
702,206,819
Confirmed
Updated on January 24, 2024 12:41 pm
All countries
546,487,312
Recovered
Updated on January 24, 2024 12:41 pm
All countries
6,972,613
Deaths
Updated on January 24, 2024 12:41 pm

First case of coronavirus COVID-19 in Cayman Islands confirmed

The Public Health Department confirms that one of the persons tested recently for the novel coronavirus has tested positive.
“The patient is a visitor who was transferred from a cruise ship for a critical cardiac issue,” said Medical Health Officer, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez.
Dr. Williams continued, “The patient was doing well but subsequently developed breathing difficulties, was isolated and a test taken has confirmed is suffering with the novel coronavirus.”
The remainder of the samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing on Monday, 9 March came back negative today (Thursday, 12 March 2020).
“The patient has been isolated and is receiving medical support having tested positive for the COVID-19,” Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Clinical Director of Health City Cayman Islands confirmed.
The public is reminded to take all necessary precautions against contracting the coronavirus. The risk can be reduced by implementing personal protective measures, such as frequent hand washing, covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory illnesses.
(CAYMAN ISLANDS GIS)

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