Nine more children have tested positive in connection with the George Town Primary School outbreak, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said Thursday.
Lee, in his report and accompanying video message, said 1,214 COVID-19 tests were carried out since his last report on Wednesday, with a total of fourteen positive test results recorded.
“Of these, there are ten positive community tests which include nine George Town Primary School students and one prison officer,” he said.
There were also four positive tests in travellers.
Cayman’s overall locally transmitted cases now stands at 27. There are now 57 active COVID-19 cases.
He said more tests and contract tracing is continuing in relation to the situation at the school.
“The outbreak investigation has not yet completed we’re still trying to trace a few more remaining children and their families so please do remain indoors in isolation until you are given a message to say that you can be released,” Lee cautioned in his video message.
Any primary contacts that are identified, he said, are immediately contacted by Public Health given support and advice.
He said the children who returned positive results between Wednesday and Thursday are from Years Two, Three, Four, Five and Six.
He said the prison officer, who was feeling unwell yesterday and got tested, was fully vaccinated.
“So hoping that person will make very good progress but that has obviously put the prison in a difficult position and they have instituted procedures in...
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