COVID-19 pandemic in the Cayman Islands

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Cayman Islands
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCayman Islands
Arrival date12 March 2020
(1 year, 10 months and 6 days)
Confirmed cases356[1]
Active cases9,047 (as of 18 December 2021)
Recovered307[1]
Deaths
9[1]
Fatality rate0.74%
Government website
https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic in Cayman Islands is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have reached the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands in March 2020.

On 12 March 2020, a 68-year-old Italian man in critical condition, who was transferred from a cruise ship to a hospital in the Cayman Islands on 29 February due to heart issues, was announced as the first confirmed coronavirus case.[2] His death was announced two days later.[3]

On 15 November 2020, a second COVID-19 death happened.[4]

On 17 December 2020, Mercer University pre-med student and a Cayman Islands resident were sentenced to four months in prison for her violating the island's mandatory two-week quarantine COVID-19 restriction two days after arriving from the United States.[5][6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cayman Islands COVID-19 Dashboard" (PDF). Cayman Islands Government. 2021-01-07.
  2. Moore, Brooke. "First Case of COVID-19 in Cayman Islands Confirmed".
  3. Moore, Brooke. "Government Statement on Passing of COVID-19 Patient". Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. "Cayman Islands records second COVID-19 death". loop. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  5. Cleary, Tom (17 December 2020). "Georgia Teen Jailed for 4 Months After She Broke Caymans Quarantine".
  6. Coto, Danica (18 December 2020). "US college student jailed for breaking quarantine in Cayman Islands". ABC7 Chicago.
  7. Rebekah Riess. "Georgia college student sentenced to 4 months in prison for breaking Cayman Islands' Covid-19 protocol". CNN.