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Aerial view of coastline of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Photo: The Guardian)

Cayman reports two new COVID-19 cases, ending six-week streak

Aerial view of coastline of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (Photo: The Guardian)

The Cayman Islands on Wednesday reported two new COVID-19 cases, after over a month of churning out hundreds of negative test results.

A six-week streak without any new COVID-19 cases was broken when Cayman reported two positives on Wednesday.

Prior to the two new cases, the country last reported a positive case on July 13.

The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, revealed that the new positive cases arrived on incoming flights, adding that both individuals were “asymptomatic”.

Lee revealed that the two cases were discovered as part of the screening mandated by the island’s government following the mandatory 14-day isolation period.

The CMO further said that the positive cases will remain in isolation.

To date, the Cayman Islands has performed more than 30,000 tests and has 91 people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes.

Cayman has since delayed the reopening of its border to October 1 citing the continuing spread of COVID-19, particularly in the United States.