Thursday 3 December, 2020

Cayman Islands records second COVID-19 death

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the second death related to COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.

The death occurred on November 15, 2020, 8-months after the first COVID-19 related death on-island.

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 at first remained in isolation and was then moved to the Cayman Islands Hospital after their symptoms worsened.

The Ministry 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, Hon. Dwayne Seymour, observed that the Cayman Islands remains very fortunate to have had no recent reported cases of community transmission.

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