November 29, 2021

Cayman: Public Health confirms positive case aboard private day cruise

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Public Health confirms that an individual awaiting PCR results to travel tomorrow was found to be positive this afternoon, 1 October 2021.

The patient was notified and was found to be aboard a local cruise operator with twenty-five other passengers and two crew members. The boat had travelled to Star Fish Point, North Side.

Public Health reassures the public that initial contact tracing protocols have been carried out and all aboard the vessel have been placed in isolation. The twenty seven passengers will be tested in three days and will be further advised by public health officials. 

“I want to thank the crew and passengers for their cooperation with the screening procedures today at the West Bay Yacht Club. Please remain isolated with your households until you are given advice that you are released.  In order to complete contact tracing, we will need to have the results of all of those aboard to understand the situation, and after that, we will advise everyone when they can be released. Thank you again for your assistance,” said Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel Williams –Rodriguez.

Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Wellness appreciate the stress that can come with isolation. Please visitwww.exploregov.ky/coronavirus-resources for any assistance you may need or call the flu hotline at 345.947.3077., 1.800.543.8600 or[email protected]

For a trusted and reliable source for the latest information visit www.gov.ky and further visit www.gov.ky/news/noticeboard  for all updates. 

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