Thursday 26 November, 2020

Cayman Islands records second COVID-19 death

Cayman Islands has confirmed a second death related to COVID-19 in the country.

The death occurred on November 15, 2020, eight months after the country recorded its first COVID-19 related death.

The patient who passed away with COVID-19 complications, had been admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital on October 4 2020.

The patient was a resident of the Cayman Islands, who tested positive after returning to the islands from travel abroad. Following the positive test, the patient remained in isolation before being moved to the Cayman Islands Hospital after symptoms worsened.

The country's Ministry of Health has noted that the patient fell into the category of persons considered to be at a high risk of complications from COVID-19.

The first person to die of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands was travelling on a cruise ship when he was admitted to Health City in critical condition for urgent cardiac treatment on February 29 2020. The 68-year-old man was being treated in isolation at Health City Cayman's Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and passed away on March 14.

Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour observed that the Cayman Islands said Cayman has no recent reported cases of community transmission.

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