(CMR) The Cayman Islands has now recorded its second COVID-19 related death exclusive CMR sources have revealed. The female patient died after being on a ventilator for over a month on Sunday afternoon.
The government confirmed that “one person was mildly symptomatic” on Friday, October 2. However, by Friday, October 9 she was hospitalized and the following day required the assistance of a ventilator where she remained until her passing yesterday.
CMR understands she was overseas receiving cancer treatment in Jamaica and wished to return to Cayman to continue her treatment here. She was a long-serving civil servant for many years but had retired a number of years ago. Upon her hospitalization, she presented as COVID positive. She was later intubated and has now succumbed to COVID-19.
Due to her underlying health condition, she would have been at high risk for serious implications from COVID.
This is the second recorded death from COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. The first recorded death was also the island's first COVID-19 patient, an Italian cruise ship passenger who died at Health City in mid-March. His infection sparked a number of infections at that facility and additional lockdowns. That patiet also had underlying health issues.
Since the pandemic began Cayman has recorded some 254 cases as of Friday with 13 active cases.